Post # 1
So, we have a wedding this weekend and I totally forgot about the gift. Our budget doesn’t allow for more than about $50 right now. There isn’t much Left on the registry and what is seems there just for the sake of having cheap options available. So I thought that I could get a set of two Tiffany champagne flutes. I’m not close to the bride but she seems like the kind of girl who’d enjoy this… am I wrong to buy outside of the registry? I think this is way nicer that Tupperware…and I know for a fact they have space, it isn’t a tiny New York apartment… Thoughts?
Post # 2
I’d just give a check for $50.
Post # 3
bebero: I’d give a check or a gift card to where they’re registered.
Post # 4
I second the prior posters. Unless you know the person very well, going off registry is a huge gamble, and most people would be happier with the cash or gift card. If you don’t do that, get a gift receipt.
Post # 5
Won’t a set of flutes from Tiffany’s cost over $50? Not to sound ungrateful but I would prefer a $50 check as we already have a pair of champagne flutes.
Post # 6
bebero: Of course it’s not wrong to buy off the registry. The flutes sound like a lovely idea.
Post # 7
It’s not wrong, but I personally would appreciate a check more than two champagne flutes. I don’t drink champagne.
It’s also iffy since you don’t really know the bride (or groom?). It would make a lot more sense if this is something you truly believed, something you knew she would like. Not something she seem the kind of girl it would be for.
Post # 8
At this point I’d give a gift card to wherever their registry is from. I wouldn’t personally want champagne flutes, which is why I didn’t register for them. I only wanted a set of them that all matched.
Post # 9
I would also give a cheque or a gift card to the store where they registered. If they wanted flutes they likely would have registered for them.
Post # 10
If the money is only an issue right now and you’ll be able to give more in a couple weeks, I’ve done that before. But don’t do that if you’re going to forget.
I second the PPs who say not to do the champagne flute idea. We already received very nice champagne flutes from a guest (7 mos before the wedding). I was scared that other guests might also get us flutes off-registry, so I added them to our registry and marked them as purchased. The friend whose wedding you’re going to might not have had the time to do this- there’s a very good chance they already received a pair or more.
Post # 11
I’d appreciate Tiffany champagne flutes if I didn’t already own them. Also, its worth mentioning that the ones in that price range are only made from glass, personally speaking, I don’t like drinking champagne from glass and prefer crystal.
Its a nice thought but, if they registered and didn’t register for champagne flutes, they may have them already or don’t want them.