(Closed) Actual gift from registry, gift card or cash. Which is best to bring to wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Whatever you can afford.  Don’t spend more than you are comfortable because people “expect” something.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with PP. Don’t feel pressured to spend more than you can afford. Also take into consideration other wedding related parties you’ve attended and purchased gifts for (shower, bachelorette, etc.) Once you come up with an amount, any of the options would be just fine. I find that if you’re a little tight on cash, a lower priced registry gift (e.g. a cake pan) with some cutely packaged cake mix (check out places like t j maxx) all wrapped together in a cute way can be a nice gift. Otherwise, I think everyone loves getting a check. Don’t worry too much. Any gift will be appreciated 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@jackndiane: Isn’t it? I used it for a friends wedding recently. I had NO CLUE so it totally saved my butt. I don’t know why I didn’t think to post it in my first post. Duh! 😛

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@FutureMrsBondo: Ah that is so cool!  I just want to play with it now!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Cash.  I’d do $75-$100 if you’re going by yourself.  Registry gifts are for the bridal shower, cash is for the wedding.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: hehe so funny you mention that… since I pulled it up to get the link… I kinda started playing with it too!

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Helper bee

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@ThingsThatShine: Couldn’t have said it better. I total agree.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I always say you should cover the cost of your plate.

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

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@ThingsThatShine: That depends a lot on the circle of friends and region. I agree, for my friends etc… but its not true for everyone.

And agree with PPs. What you can afford. Even if its 0, be sure to at least give a card.

A causal relationship I would probably give cash, about $100. 

However, if you want to give a gift I would have it delivered to the house, only bring a card to the wedding letting them know to expect a package. You can often save money using coupons etc by buying off the registry.

If you want to buy off the registry, but something they have on the registry, you can let the store know you have purchased it and they need to mark it as sold. My mom did that with mine. She found a few of my exact items way cheaper.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Holy crap! I just did the calculator for FI’s cousin and it told me $340!!!!! We usually spend between $75-100.

Apparently we are cheapskates! Hahahaha….

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