(Closed) How soon before the wedding do people start buying gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Have you had a shower yet? Or is yours a smaller wedding? If no shower yet, they are probably just waiting until the last minute. If it is a smaller guest list, then I’d still say the same thing. But in my experience, people started buying in mid-June for my end of July wedding… Mid-June was my first shower.

Post # 4
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I buy presents a week beforehand or the Friday before 🙂

Post # 6
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’d a couple of things bought, and I actually thought it was a bit early!

Post # 7
7582 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The morning of my shower, shower started at 1, 63 items were bought LOL. I always buy early, but that proved to me, that I am the only person I know that buys that way LOL.

Post # 8
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Other than gifts that were given at our shower, we (by we I mean ME, registry stalker) didn’t notice much being bought until about 2 weeks before our wedding. 

Post # 9
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nothing had been bought on mine until this last Friday.  My first shower was Saturday and now things are flying off right and left.  I always wait until the last minute.  I wouldnt worry.

Post # 10
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Besides the shower gifts I have had maybe 5 other people buy wedding gifts. So really not that many. Yeah I think people wait until the last minute. I am guilty of this too, for one friend I bought their gift the day of their wedding.

Post # 11
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We got our first wedding gift from our registry in early April (for our July wedding). My shower is in a week and a half and there have been quite a few items bought since the shower invitations went out. I guess it just depends on your shower and whether your guests are procrastinators or not.

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