- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So I am 22 (and don’t have a really large family) – the only wedding I’ve ever been to was my Mom’s 2nd marriage. I’m going to my “first” wedding with my fiancee in 2 weeks on July 23.
We already asked the bride if she’d prefer if we shipped the gift to her house or brought it – she said that shipping it isn’t good because deliveries in her condo building are really shotty, so she said just bring it to the reception. No problem for us.
We bought her gifts off her registry this weekend – its some serving/kitchen stuff, in 3 different boxes. So I’ll wrap them all in coordinating paper etc etc. I felt kind of awkward, her wedding website says “Your presence is your present” and there was like 4 things bought off the registry besides what we bought. Maybe people are really cheaping out, because she had like 200 things on the registry, and I know shes inviting around the same amount of people. Awkward.
Now my questions:
1) Do I put a tag on each gift saying “To Bride and Groom From Our Names” ? Or is having the gifts all wrapped in the same paper good enough?
2) Do I attach the card to one of the gifts, or put it in the card basket? (we aren’t giving money, our gift was 100 dollars already, so we just got her a nice letterpressed card off of etsy)
3) If I put the card in the card basket, do I need to make sure I put the tags on each gift or is the matching paper good enough?
4) Do I need to include a gift receipt? I asked the cashier and she said that she needs a receipt to take it back, even if she is registered for the item. So I have a gift receipt – I just don’t know what to do with it. Is it common to include gift receipts if the items are directly off of the registry? Also where do I put this – in the card? Taped in a small envelope to one of the boxes?