Post # 1
I am traveling out of state for a wedding labor day weekend and I’ve come to discover that the couple did not register. I know, this means they want cash but I’m not financially able to give an amount that I think they should get for my husband and I. I’m traveling out of state during the holiday weekend and have to stay in a hotel. I was hoping they at least had a bed bath and beyond registry so I could use coupons and get a decent gift. Do I still give cash? Help!
Post # 3
Give what you can afford. We got a $25 gift from a couple-friend and we just happy they could make it – we know they had to drive, stay in a hotel, and find a babysitter for the weekend.
If you know for sure they haven’t registered anywhere that means “they don’t need anything.”
Post # 4
@Pupperoni: I agree with PP, I think a $25 gift card and a very thoughtful card is enough. Two of my childhood friends came to my wedding empty handed and honestly, I was just glad they made the trip. I knew they took days off, drove to another state, paid for a room… What more could I ask for?
Post # 5
We had guests that traveled in that didn’t gift anything. I think that if they’re considerate, they’ll take into account the cost associated with travelling and not expect you to gift as much as the local guests. I think in this instance it’s better to gift cash rather than a boxed gift since they clearly didn’t register.
HOWEVER, if you must insist on a gift that’s not cash/giftcard, I would suggest something like an experience gift (e.g. tickets to something local in their area, spa treatments, etc.) rather than a traditional boxed gift.
Post # 6
Use your coupons to buy a good chef’s knife and have it delivered to their home adress. They can always return it for exchange or refund.