(Closed) Would you still bring a gift if…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you still bring a gift if the inveitation said "gift not ncessary"?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    72 %
    No : (14 votes)
    18 %
    Other (Explain) : (8 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it would depend on who close I was to the couple.  Very close friend or family member, I would probably still get a gift.  Otherwise, I would just get a card.

    In your case, I would probably have a small table with a card box and a little extra space for gifts.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @alabamabee369:  I probably would take it literally and not bring a gift.

    One thing to think about would be all the people showing up without a gift and then seeing a gift table. I can imagine some of them feeling awkward, thinking “I thought we weren’t supposed to bring gifts”. That’s a tricky one.

    Post # 6
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    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would not attend a wedding celebration without a gift or gift card.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You’d get a card.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’d give a card with money in it. I would never purchase a gift if you didn’t have a registry, I hate to assume I know what people want, but I would never show up to any event empty handed, even if they said no gifts. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would at least show up with something whether it be a small gift or a card with money/gift card.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    i say decorate a very small table with memoirs etc of the big day and maybe i nice centerpiece. if ppl bring gifts and cards it can be put there and if not they get to see amazing memoirs and maybe put a guestbook or a big card box so nobody knows who put in what. im just throwing out ideas u can coordinate accordingly

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always have my gift delivered prior to  the wedding. Dealing with the gifts at the wedding is a hassle that no family needs.

    I would send a gift no matter what the invitation says (leaving aside the issue of mentioning gifts on an invitation).

    Post # 13
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Even if you said no gift necessary, and didn’t register anywhere, I’d bring a card with cash or a gift certificate.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You most likely will still get cards, even if it doesn’t have a “gift” in it. 

    I agree to set up a side table with maybe some pictures and other decorations so that guests can leave their cards there. Or, put a box by the guestbook so that guests can drop any cards by that. 

    Post # 15
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We got married in San Diego, CA even though we lived in Boston at the time, and expressly asked for no material gifts (honeymoon registry) and thus did not set up a gift table. People brought gifts anyway, so we had to do a makeshift one. And then we had to lug said gifts home in our already packed suitcases. Ugh.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No gift table, but you should still have a card box. Everyone should still bring a card full of well wishes!

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