Anybody receive very little gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

You’ll probably get a lot of cash.  90% of our registry was done just from the shower, and we only got a few physical gifts at the actual wedding.  If you didn’t have a shower it makes sense that not a lot of people bought from your registry.  I personally always give cash at weddings, and only give something off the registry if there’s a shower.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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goldengirlpanther :  i’m assuming you mean very few gifts (as in quantity) and not very little gifts (which refers to size). because i certainly received little gifts, but also many gifts. as for your registry, is it common in your area to gift cash (like in the northeast US)? or are registries the be-all-and-end-all of gifting (like in the southeast US)? if it’s the former, many people will likely bring a card with cash or a check – i know that’s always my standard gift; i typically don’t bother with registries.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Did you have a shower? In my area (northeast, US) it is common to bring  a boxed gift to the shower, and money to the wedding. Were guests made aware you have a registry? I wouldn’t worry about it. If you receive cash, use it on the household items you were hoping to receive. Seems odd, though. Everything on my registry was purchased, which surpised me. Not one item left.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A lot of people gift money these days, at least in my circle. Also – it’s not unusual for people to buy the gift last minute and just ship it you directly. We got a few gifts in the days following our wedding as well as before.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

For my sister’s wedding, I know she had gifts coming in on the second to last day (There were even people who bought stuff on her wedding date) which was delivered to her home later.. You could always make a cash fund on your registry so you could use that to buy household items too. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Agree with the bees above- where I’m from, most people give physical gifts for the shower and cash/checks for the wedding. Also, for my friends who have recently been married, many gifts were bought in the few days before the wedding and even afterwards to get sent to their house. I wouldn’t worry! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

You may get a lot of cash at the wedding. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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goldengirlpanther :   People end up buying a lot of the gifts the day of or day prior to the shower. Do not worry about it. You might also get a lot of gift cards as well. I got a lot of gift cards and some cash at mine. I also received gifts from the registry later. Like some people that didn’t come to my shower sent me a gift and some people bought stuff off my registry and gave it at the actual wedding. I am even still getting gifts mailed to me after the wedding. We now have so many gifts I don’t know what to do with everything. I think you should just relax and wait. I bet you will end up getting some stuff later on.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i received a handful of boxed gifts at my weddings.  most of it was envelopes with checks.  or people mailed gifts a few weeks later.

i know i don’t always bring a gift to the wedding and mail a check a few weeks later, after they return from their honeymoon.

i would assume people wouldn’t want to carry a gift to a wedding or let you worry about carrying boxes home.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We got a lot of cash and very few physical gifts, but I also didn’t have a bridal shower so I wasn’t really expecting physical gifts anyway. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Dude…I buy gifts the day of.  MAYBE the day before.  I wouldn’t worry about it yet.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

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goldengirlpanther :  I honestly wouldn’t worry about it and be grateful for the gifts you do get.  I bet most people are just going to give cash.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

You’ll likely receive cards with money. Personally, I always give money when I’m a wedding guest.

1) It’s easier to bring a card with money in my purse instead of a physical gift

2) It seems like a win-win. The couple can use the money to buy off their registry or toward something else.

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