(Closed) How does the whole gift thing go?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Totally depends on your area, sorry!

Common things are: gifts at shower and cash at wedding.

gifts at shower, gifts and cash at wedding.

some will decline and send gifts, some will decline and not send gifts

Few guests who can’t make the shower will still send something.  Usually it’s grandmas/relatives who still send something if they can’t make it, or really close friends.

It’s pretty much a guarantee that you will get things that you didn’t register for, here’s hoping that you like the things!

Post # 4
3230 posts
Sugar bee

It varies depending on your area.

Where I live, you get gifts at the shower, sent to you before the wedding, or at the wedding if you weren’t invited to the shower, but not necessarily all three. Gifts can be things off the registry or money. Some people do gifts and money but others just do one or the other.

Anyway, we will be happy if our guest just make it to our wedding. We don’t expect anything of them other than to have a great time and enjoy the day with us.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Typically, around here, it’s gifts (from the registry) at the shower and then gifts or cash at the wedding. Usually, the shower gift is something more fun (e.g. vase, picture frame) and the wedding gift is pricier and more utilitarian (e.g. set of pots/pans, knife set).

Most gifts are sent to the address on file and the cash/gift cards are gifted in person at the wedding. That said, we ended up with a few gifts brought directly to the wedding. Two of the three were off-registry items (which makes sense because they didn’t have our mailing address). Our DOC suggested a small gift table so I’m guessing it’s a “just in case” thing rather than the normal. Certainly, the table would not have accomodate all of the boxed gifts received.

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