Post # 1
Just a bit confused.
Through reading some threads here it seems some people give cash and boxed gifts. I’ve know relatives sometimes give both but I’ve never heard of guests doing both.
Is this a regional thing or am I out to lunch?
Post # 3
@AlbertaBride: We received both, but not from one person. Meaning some guests gave money and a card … other guests gave boxed gifts and a card. I would estimate out of 200 guests, we had 15 boxed gifts.
Post # 4
@AlbertaBride: I’m also from Alberta, and it’s definately one or the other around here.
Post # 5
Same with me, one or the other….or sometimes none!!
Post # 6
Boxed gifts are more typical for the bridal showers where as most people I know bring a card/cash or gift card to the actual wedding. As another thread pointed out you are supposed to bring a gift to both but not everyone does.
Post # 7
@Treejewel19: I suppose I’ve always equated wedding registry to mean gifts for the wedding. I (er…we) registered for small things thinking these are the types of things people could get for showers etc. should they want to bring a gift to that as well. And the medium, big gifts would be for the wedding (either alone or group gifts).
Post # 8
@red_pepper_gal: Maybe it’s an American thing? I’m from Newfoundland originally nd never heard of it there either.
Post # 9
@AlbertaBride: I think its regional/cultural. For me, I got engagement gifts for a few months after we got engaged. Then it seems most people have gotten a gift for my bridal shower (tomorrow). And most people will give check/cash at the wedding. I highly doubt there will be any gifts there at all.
Post # 10
I’ve done both. I prefer buying something off the registry, and I prefer to pick something that I would normally want to give the couple anyways. Sometimes, if I’ve decided I want to spend $X on a couple, but the gift I want to give them costs $[X-Y] (where Y > $50), I’ll through $Y into the card as well to make up the difference. Usually though I just try to reach $X with registry gifts.
Post # 11
I’ve done a mix. I usually give cash, but sometimes for a close friend, I also want to buy something more sentimental/keepsakey and then will top up with cash.
Post # 12
We got gifts at our shower and at the wedding we got a fairly even mix of gifts v. cash, but from different people. No one gave both at the wedding.
I noticed that almost all of the younger set gave cash, whereas the gifts seemed to come from older folks.
Post # 13
The only one that I can think of which had both was from my aunt and uncle – a cookbook and a gift cert for the Bay.
Post # 14
We didn’t get any doubles! Just either/or.