Post # 1
my partner is currently in the Caribbean for his best mates wedding. He is a groomsmen. I did not go over as it’s far too expensive to travel to from Australia for us both, so solo trip he went.
The new bride and groom (he is Australian, she is American) will be honeymooning in Australia and are putting on a little celebration for their wedding when they get over here in a few weeks for all his Australia family and friends who couldn’t make their wedding o/s. They have hired a venue and will have a full sit down dinner with cake and dancing. They have a registry on their wedding website and will also accept cash.
My question: do my partner and I need to get them a gift or give cash? I will buy a card congratulating them. I am torn because I didn’t go to their actual wedding so I feel I should gift something, however my partner did and it cost a lot of money for him to travel over there and celebrate.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
I tried to add a poll but it didn’t work 🙁
Post # 3
Wait when you say your “partner did” do you mean that he already gave them a gift? If so did it have your name on it too? If the answer to either of those is no then I would say you have to get them a gift. Especially if you’re going to any event they’re holding in honor of their wedding then a gift is expected. Maybe just get them something not super expensive but clearly shows thought
Post # 4
no, my partner did not get them a gift. Thanks for your input !
Post # 5
You’ve already given a gift and spent money on attending a destination wedding. I’d personally never attend something empty handed even if I’d gifted something before so in this case I’d go down to Dan Murphy and buy a bottle of moet or veuve clicquot to gift them.
Post # 7
If you are invited to this celebration, I’d say bring a gift. It doesn’t need to be that expensive.
Post # 9
I’d bring a small gift — maybe a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant so the bride can experience a true local hangout in Australia while she’s there??