Post # 1
Hi ladies! Just needed quick advice on this. I just noticed our neighbors across the hall got married.know don’t know them well but we say hello when we pass each otherrand they’re a nice couple. I thought it would be nice to give them a little congrats on getting married card. Now the question is, should I leave it empty with just a nice note or should I put at least $50 in it as a little gift? I honestly don’t even remember the bride’s name and have no idea what the groom’s name is. Will just a card be good? Or should I include some money? I just thought it would be a friendly and neighborly gesture to at least give a congratulatory card. Thanks for your help! Sorry for the mistakes, it’s hard writing it on your phone!
Post # 3
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
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
What about the card and a bottle of wine/champagnge (if they are drinkers).
Post # 6
- 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
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 # 9
Thanks ladies! I wrote our names in the card and our apt number so they knew who gave the card. I just taped the card to their door! Hopefully it doesn’t fall off. Lol
Post # 10
What about a bottle of wine/champagne or a lasagna or even cookies? Money seems weird to give neighbors…
Post # 11
@UpstateCait: yes, it would be.
Post # 12
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 # 13
Oo the PPs who suggested a bottle of wine as well, good idea! Thanks everyone! 🙂
Post # 14
I think just a card is plenty! How nice of you to even think of such a nice gesture 🙂
Post # 15
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
@GroovyHippieChick: I agree! A tiny gift would be nice if you feel like it, but really card is plenty.