Post # 1
DH & I are attending a Destination Wedding for his brother, currently as it stands we are spending $1750 each just to attend plus taking five vacation days each. As this is my first Destination Wedding I was wondering if we would still need to gift the couple? They do not have a registry (I expect they want cash, which is what we would give anyways just because it’s easier). Additionally they did have a stag and doe (a party where friends and family attend to raise money for the wedding -i.e. buy drinks, pay to play games, donate gifts to be won etc).
Post # 2
I would give a lovely card with my best wishes.
Post # 3
If you can afford a small gift/check, that would be nice, but if not, a card is totally fine.
Post # 4
A card is always nice. I had a Destination Wedding and I didn’t expect any gifts from my guests. But I’d never turn down a card! 🙂
Post # 5
Regardless if it’s a D/W or not, the polite thing to do is to give a gift of some kind, whether you prefer a nice card with our without some cash/check enclosed or a more traditional houseware type gift. Of course a gift isnt required, but it is nice.
Post # 6
I’ve been curious about this as well as we’re attending our first Destination Wedding next February. I’m glad to see bees so far are saying a “normal” gift isn’t required.
I’m giving a shower gift and we’ll probably so something small or a bottle of wine with a card for the wedding gift.