(Closed) Gift Etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Absolutely not! In fact, my friends who I KNOW can’t afford to get us a gift, I’ve specifically told them I dont WANT one.  I invited people to my wedding because I wanted to share that moment with them, not because I wanted a teapot or a wine cozy. 

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As a host, I didn’t worry about gifts.  After all of the planning was said and done, I just wanted our friends and family to show up and help us celebrate.  It would upset me more if someone didn’t come because they couldn’t afford a gift, than it would that they didn’t bring one at all.

As a guest though, I understand where your SO is coming from. 

Post # 34
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t necessarily care about the gift itself either, whether it is cheap/expensive or whatnot, especially if I knew they were in financial difficulty. I would appreciate a nice card though, or even a little heartfelt note scribbled in a $.99 card from Target.

However, I will say it will kind of annoy me if I saw the couple on FB or something bragging about a fabulous European vacation they just took or some equally extravagant purchase and then they don’t even show up with a tiny token gift (e.g. $10 wine) to our wedding. We are the type that always bring something, even if it is to a neighbor’s house for dinner, so I feel like if you can spring for something that expensive, then as a courtesy, you should bring a gift.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly? Giving a gift is less about the gift and more about the thought, but I think you should always bring a gift. Even if it’s only worth $20 or $50. Idk And def bring a card!

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