(Closed) Late Wedding Gift idea HELP!!! :)

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

How about a gift card to a nice restaurant? Inside the card you could mention that you know its a little late, but that you hope they could enjoy a date night on you! Even if its just for $50, I know I would enjoy that and you’ll be giving them a reason to go out and have fun as a new married couple 🙂 

Post # 4
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2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@MrsRichard:  this is exactly what I’d do:)

Post # 5
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Holly77:  great minds think alike! Cool lol

Post # 6
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would give them a gift certificate or just a check. Sometimes people register for a small amount of gifts in the hopes that their guests will give money. I’m sure they’ll appreicate anything you give them though. 

Post # 7
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cdc84:  No offense, but if you weren’t overly close with the couple and you couldn’t afford a gift, why did you attend the wedding?  

Post # 8
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@tracylesq:  That’s a bit unfair, isn’t it? I’m sure the couple appreciated her presence even if she didn’t bring a gift. They sent an invitation, not a contract for a transaction. 

Post # 9
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

– a giftcard to Shutterfly or another photo site so they can have prints of the wedding

– something customized (we received a displayable plate with a wedding-ish image and our names that’s really cute, and a bowl with our names and wedding date on the rim)

– a quilt or throw in their wedding colors or customized

– one of my co-workers got me a $50 Victoria’s Secret gift card. I thought that was pretty cool, and I waited til the semi-annual sale to get the most out of it

– maybe go through their registry and see if you can find an item that complements other items they’ve registered for. Like, if they registered for very large candle holders, maybe get them some large unscented candles. Or, if they registered for a pasta maker, get them a cookbook with pasta recipes. Board games? Get them a less traditional one. Cookie sheets or cutters? A cookie cookbook. Check out what color sheets they got and find a coordinating throw pillow. Find a soap dish that matches their towels. Wine glass charms for all those wine glasses. Tea and coffee accessories could lead to a variety of teas and coffees. Crockpot cookbook…

– a simple tasteful frame for a wedding picture

– if they’re TTC soon, something that alludes to that, like a baby-savings piggy bank

– something Mr and Mrs, like travel cups or coffee mugs or matching socks or something silly

– everyone can always use more towels

 

Hope these ideas help!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

You could do a gift for there one year anniversary, like a nght picture frame, his and her stationary or towels and I also the above restaurant gift card idea is really good too.

Post # 11
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@AlwaysSunny:  Sorry, I don’t think it’s an unfair question.  The fact that she said she wasn’t “overly close” with the couple is what sounds unusual to me.  If she was family or was close, I can understand attending even though you can’t afford a gift.  

My husband’s close first cousin and her husband attended our wedding and stiffed us on a gift that they could well afford.  It was like a slap in the face.  On top of that, she later “confessed” to forgetting to bring the card, and asked our address so she could mail it.  The gift still never came.  

Post # 12
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@tracylesq:  I’m sorry that happened to you. Still, she already went to the wedding so what’s the point of making her feel bad about it? It sounds like she’s already feeling bad about the gift situation. That’s why she came here to ask for really special suggestions. 

Post # 13
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8108 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@tracylesq:  Maybe some brides invite people because they want to share their special day with them, not just to get a present. If OP was close enough to receive an invitation, then she was close enough to attend, regardless of her ability to give a gift. 

Post # 14
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1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@tracylesq:  Maybe they attended because they were invited. Last I checked, an invitation isn’t actually a gift demand.

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