Post # 1
A friend of mine is getting married the first weekend in September. She sent out the invitations two weeks ago. She has already registered. I would like to get something early enough since I’m on a tight income and can’t afford to get super expensive things, like a $700 set of something. If I bought something now (for shower – which is in August, and wedding) do I have it sent to me so I take it to the shower/wedding since it’s so early? Or, do I just have it sent to the bride now? I feel like I will still have to take something to the shower and can’t show up empty handed…. Any advice would be great. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
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
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
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
@FireflyT: Agreed, Wedding gift you can send now, but don’t show up empty handed to the shower
Post # 7
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
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
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.