(Closed) Advice on money in card for newlywed neighbors?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Include money in the card?
    Yes, should include money (how much?) : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No, just the card is good enough. : (48 votes)
    98 %
  • Post # 3
    5073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    what a nice gesture!  I think you are fine with the card  – no money necessary

    You could always get a picture frame or something like that (for their new wedding photos) if you really wanted to include a gift.

    Post # 4
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you don’t know their names, I think saying congrats in the hall would suffice. I would feel really weird if someone I didn’t know gave me a wedding gift, especially one with money ($50 is what I expect from a relative). 

    Post # 5
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    What about the card and a bottle of wine/champagnge (if they are drinkers). 

    Post # 6
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    If you’re not just a casual aquaintance, the card is plenty– giving money would probably be a little uncomfortable for them; especially if they’re in the same boat and don’t remember YOUR name; they wouldn’t know who to address the thank-you note to! 

    Post # 7
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    A card is more than enough considering you don’t even know their names. I think it would actually be strange to give them a monetary gift in that situation. 

    Post # 10
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What about a bottle of wine/champagne or a lasagna or even cookies? Money seems weird to give neighbors…

    Post # 12
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Agree that putting money in may seem weird – if it were me i’d be surprised and a little embarrassed…a bottle of wine is a lovely gesture if you want to do more than the card!!!

    Post # 14
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think just a card is plenty! How nice of you to even think of such a nice gesture 🙂

    Post # 15
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, something like a bottle of wine or a plate of cookies is perfect for neighbors who are ‘nodding acquaintances.’ How sweet of you to do this!

    Post # 16
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @GroovyHippieChick:  I agree!  A tiny gift would be nice if you feel like it, but really card is plenty.

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