Post # 1
A few months ago, I was invited to my best friend’s brother’s wedding… on the day of the wedding! My fiance and I love their family, and were very excited to get an invite, albeit with only a few hours notice. They found out on the day of the wedding that someone could not attend, and between my friend and the groom, they called us to see if we could attend (which we could).
Fast forward to 3 months later, and we still haven’t gotten them a gift (boo, hiss). I am going to remedy this situation by this weekend, but I’m just curious – in this scenario, would you expect a last minute guest to send a gift?
Post # 3
I definitely wouldn’t expect a gift from you in this situation – its awesome that you were able to go in place of someone else, and not feel slighted or anything, but knowing that, if I were the Bride and Groom, I’d feel bad if you got me a gift.
Post # 4
We had a similar situation at our wedding–after a last minute cancellation, I invited the roommate of a friend who was already attending. She got us a $30 gift card to BB&B, and I have to admit I was really pleasantly surprised. I did not invite her to get another gift, I invited her so that my $110 spent on a no-show guest wouldn’t be wasted. I guess what I am trying to say is no, I did not expect a gift, and I thought it was really kind of her to give one. So I don’t think your friend’s brother is upset at all that you didn’t get them anything.
Post # 5
I agree with the others – in this situation, I wouldn’t AT ALL expect a gift.
Post # 6
Nope, but a small gift would still be nice to recieve.