- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2017
So I posted a question a few days ago asking about some idea I had for a gift regarding the amount of money to give in addition to some physical things I picked from a registry. In my specific case, I had a budget that allowed me to buy items from a registry with a theme (wine) with some money left over. Rather than buying random stuff left that didn’t fit the theme, I thought it would be a good idea to give the rest of my gift in the form of a check. And I didn’t want to just give money, because I like the tactileness of giving a physical gift for the couple to use.
I was surprised that there were a few people who told me to go with only a physical gift OR a money gift- not both.
Since the purpose of that thread was not to discuss this apparent aversion to combo gifts, I created this spin-off.
I’m curious… Why are combo gifts so bad? Is it a personal thing, where it’s just simpler to do one or the other? Or is there some etiquette rule I don’t know about?