- 8 years ago
Hi, everyone. I have a question about etiquette and gifts. I have a friend who got married two years ago. Last year, she had a baby. I was really excited about going to her wedding, and had RSVP’d yes, but at the last minute I had a family issue and I could not go.
I felt horrible about it. Her wedding was about 2 hours away from me, and by the time my family issue was resolved, her wedding was well into the reception. At the time I was also very broke and embarrassed that I would not be able to get her much of a gift. I explained why I didn’t show and I apologized, but I still felt terrible.
I kept telling myself I would send a wedding gift, but I never did. Then when the baby came, I told myself I would send a wedding gift and a baby gift together, but never did. I feel like a terrible friend. I really want to give her something, but how do I do it? How do I save face now? We are childhood friends and she still lives about 2 hours away. We do not talk every day and we haven’t seen each other in a few years, but I will be inviting her to my wedding.
And no, this isn’t a ploy to get her to come to my wedding or bring me a gift. I honestly still feel terrible about it.