(Closed) No gifts from family who came to wedding…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@april13th:  Are you 100 percent sure the card(s) were not misplaced?

Post # 4
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@april13th:  I too had a relative that didn’t even bother to get a card. And this is the same relative who jumps all over people for not writing their thank you cards in a timely manner. The etiquette queen couldn’t even write a card.

Post # 6
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We had a few that attended but did not bring a gift/card as well…

Post # 7
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@april13th:  I think that it’s tacky not to bring at least a card, so I would probably feel the same way.

Post # 8
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had several people attend and not bring a card or gift. Many of them were younger couples who I don’t think knew that they should’ve put a short sentiment in a card…

Post # 9
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s rude, and something they should have done.  But were some of these relatives from out of town?  If they travelled, they did incur expenses to get to you, so at least get a little leeway for that.

Post # 10
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had an important family member not come, and when pressed by my uncles she gave every excuse in the book including, oh I already scheduled a dr. appointment for my son on that day (a. yeah right and b. it was a flippant lie). You win some, you lose some and I’ve come to terms with accepting it. I just wanted you to know that there are others who can empathize with you. Personally, I was more upset about her not coming though than anyone not bringing a gift. I know it sucks, but oh well. 

Post # 13
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@abirdword:  but they could afford the $2 for a card. i mean come on!!! 

Post # 14
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Been there. Yeah, it’s hurtful. Who doesn’t have the time & energy to jot down a thoughtful sentence or two on a greeting card, at the very least?

Post # 15
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

what’s the thing with cards? what is so special about something you pick up from a walgreens on the way somewhere and has a message already written by someone you don’t even know?

Post # 16
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Same thing happened to me. A few family members and a few friends (who are old enough to know better). I also don’t think gifts are obligatory, but I would never ever ever show up to a wedding empty handed.

What got me the most, though, were the two couples who RSVP’d yes but didn’t show up and gave no explanation (or gifts, but no surprise there). One of them waited until the week before the wedding to give us their RSVP, only to not even come. Another, who is a friend of mine, added a plus one to his RSVP and then didn’t even show up. 

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