(Closed) Not invited to destination wedding – still send gift?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think so. Maybe if she’d at least sent you a courtesy invite…..

If you choose to have a destination wedding, you get fewer gifts. That’s pretty much a fact of life, and if she’s chosen this route, I am sure she realizes this and won’t be expecting anything.

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You obviously aren’t required to, but of course it’s always a nice gesture!  I received some gifts from people who I didn’t invite to my wedding.  They averaged about $50 in price.  Obviously you don’t have to do that much.  One gave me a check, the others just got something off of my registry.

Post # 5
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If you want to, then go ahead, it’ll be unexpected and I’m sure your friend will appreciate it. I wouldn’t give a huge $500 gift or anything, just something small; but that’s just me.

Post # 6
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@meetmethere2013:  I think it’s a really nice gesture to send a gift even if you’re not invited because it’s a small Destination Wedding. I wouldn’t spend hundreds on it, but maybe something off her registry or a gift card to a restaurant/store you know she loves.

Post # 7
7360 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I would get them a gift. If it’s a friend you hang out with on a regular basis and you can afford it, why not? 

Post # 8
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I often buy small registry items for more distant friends and kids that I used to coach.  It’s mostly a gesture more than anything when I do it and everyone is really pleased.  It’s usually salad servers or a box of their casual glasses, for example.  I’d say go for it, as long as you have room in your budget.

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