(Closed) Gift if you don’t attend?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: When do you send a gift?
    For every invite recieved : (9 votes)
    31 %
    Only for weddings you're attending : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Depends on how close you are : (17 votes)
    59 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s nice to at least send a congratulatory card, but no, there’s absolutely no obligation to send a gift.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I send gifts if I am close with them and really want to send a gift (I love giving gifts), but if I’m not close with them, an invite does not equate to gift (attendance does). I would send a nice card with your best wishes.

    Post # 5
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You are under no obligation to buy a gift if your not attending. I answered “depends on how close you are”. If it was really good friend or favourite cousin,etc I would probably send something anyway. but not if you’re not close and not attending.

    Post # 6
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I always send a gift, but it depends on how close you are to what kind/how expensive a gift. I think if I were you I would go with something small off their registry. 

    EDIT: After thinking about it though, I have never received and invite for someone who I am not close enough to to buy a gift. Maybe just send a card.

    Post # 7
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it would be nice to send a card but that’s about it lol

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