(Closed) Confused – Boxed and Cash Gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AlbertaBride:  I’m also from Alberta, and it’s definately one or the other around here.

Post # 5
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Same with me, one or the other….or sometimes none!!

Post # 6
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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 # 9
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@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
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We didn’t get any doubles! Just either/or.

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