(Closed) How early can I send/buy a wedding gift?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I received a gift by mail shortly after my invites went out.  I say: send the wedding gift and take the shower gift.

Post # 4
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ditto @oracle

I actually got my first wedding gift in the mail 6 months before the wedding! Invited hadn’t even been ordered yet! I joked with my friend who bought it that I would be forced to invite her since she had already purchased a gift (and the Kitchen Aid mixer, no less!)

Post # 5
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you can send the wedding gift now and you can buy the shower gift now as well but I would do store pick-up and then bring it with you. I got several wedding gifts before I sent out my invites, I think some people just wanted to buy certain things before someone else did I guess?

Post # 6
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@FireflyT: Agreed, Wedding gift you can send now, but don’t show up empty handed to the shower

Post # 7
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As soon as our wedding invites went out we started receiving gifts. We did send out the invitations closer to the date though. I think sending gifts earlier just means the bride and groom will be more excited and able to get thank you notes out faster.

Post # 8
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are doing a combined gift, or if you want to make it easier on her (so she doesnt have to cart it home from the shower) take a card with a picture of the gift to the shower- or a wrapped box with a pretty frame (with a picture of the gift in the frame).  I think it’s acceptable to send it early, and even if you come with a card- with meaningful note in it… you’re not coming empty handed.  I personally dont care if every shows up empty handed- I just want to celebrate.  🙂 Hope that helps.

Post # 9
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The day we got the invite for my cousins wedding we checked out their registry just to see what they were asking for. We noticed there was an AMAZING deal going on witth some of their stuff and since we are poor and could only afford something under $100 we jumped on that! Ended up getting them a $400 thing for $82! So now we look AWESOME! lol. Which is great since we wont be able to go because we will be weeks away from our wedding and, like I said before, we are poor. We sent it straight to them and we didn’t think a thing of it.

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