I don't mean to sound gift grabby…

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A few people bought things the day before.

Although, we weren’t expecting gifts. I don’t think someone not bringing a gift to a wedding is even remotely rude.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some guests might skip the registry all together and just give cash 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most people will bring cash in an envelope on the day of the wedding.  If they are choosing to send a gift, they might plan to time it so you get it when you return from your honeymoon (if you are taking one).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I believe guests have one year to give a gift.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@anonymouspioneer:  people may just be bringing you cash.  I don’t usually give a physical gift for a wedding, only for showers.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hang in there…there’s still time yet!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I only do cash for weddings. People might also go pick things up within a few days before and bring it to the wedding. People might wait til right before the wedding to send it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@anonymouspioneer:  I also won’t usually be the first to buy something from a registry.  If no one has bought, people may be deciding to go for cash so you don’t get 1 place setting or something.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

The vast majority of people give cash as gifts now. Registries, at least where I live, are kind of antiquated. No one gets matching china or household items anymore. I definitely would not assume that you will not receive gifts; the odds are just that you will get cash with which to buy what you need instead of the items themselves.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Some families aren’t into registries and others will see it and buy it elsewhere if they find it cheaper.  And a lot of people give cash.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@anonymouspioneer:  You will most likely get a ton of cards full of cash/gift cards, these days people dont seem to enjoy going into stores and looking up registries.  BUT most stores give you a discount on whatever is left on your registry so you can take the cash and get what you registered for.  🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m getting married on Thursday and our registries only show that a total of 7 gifts have been purchased. We’re having a small wedding though (40ish people) so I didn’t expect a lot anyway. Honestly we plan to buy most of the stuff ourselves after the wedding since we need/want it anyway.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had over 200 guests and got like three presents. The rest gave cash so maybe that’s what your family is doing.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@letigre:  I’ve always been aware of this- but recently I read an article about “traditions” and “etiquette” for weddings…..I think the general consensus has been updated to:  it’s actually rude to give a wedding gift months or up to a year after the wedding- it’s assumed the bride and groom will send out Thank You’s within approximately two months, and it’s rude to make them write Thank You’s again that much later.

 

That is not my personal opinion, but what I read.

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