(Closed) poll: do people prefer to shop for wedding gifts online or in stores?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: what % of your gifts were brought on your wedding day (as opposed to bought online & shipped to you)
    zero - everything came straight to us from online orders : (2 votes)
    10 %
    20% or less - most delivered to us from online, but a few gifts at the reception : (8 votes)
    40 %
    20-40% - the majority delivered from online, but a good amount at the reception : (1 votes)
    5 %
    40-60% - about even : (2 votes)
    10 %
    60-80% - the majority were brought to the reception, but a good amount delievered from online : (0 votes)
    over 80% - most people brought gifts in person, but a few came from online : (4 votes)
    20 %
    100% - everyone brought a gift to the reception : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t remember our exact figures, but we had several out of state relatives send us gifts because they either didn’t want to travel with them or because they weren’t coming to the wedding & sent a gift instead.

    We got a LOT of cards in the mail with checks from people who couldn’t make it, and we got a LOT of cards in our card box at the reception from people who chose to gift us cash instead.

    I got physical gifts at my bridal shower, and a good many physical gifts at the reception as well.

    It was a pretty even mix as far as I recall.

    Post # 4
    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think I have a total of 3 wedding gifts that were shipped.  I think at least one of those gifts was purchased in store (just a guess based on recipient).

    I had more gifts that I had to pick up in store.  Most of those would have been paid for in store.  A larger number were brought to the reception, but many of those were cheques.

    Post # 5
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Not married yet. But have been to my fair share of weddings. And there’s hardly ever physical gifts just cards with cash and gift cards. At least in my circle physical gifts are usually just for showers and purchased in the store. I personally never buy gifts online. 

    Post # 6
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We had most of our wedding gifts brought to the reception, a few cheques mailed and quite a few cards brought to the reception. I think I only had a couple of gifts shipped or that I had to pick up from the store. That seems to be the standard in our part of Canada, though.

    Post # 7
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My vote is for “generational thing.”  Most of the gifts that were physically brought were from people our parents’ age and older.

    In Canada, most things don’t get shipped to your house, but they go for store pick up.  

    Post # 8
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I have a honeymoon registry, so every gift is essentially cash.  We’ve gotten tons of compliments on it.  Everyone has told us it was so easy to navigate and use.  Plus, it allows us to buy whatever we want; there’s no obligation to spend the money on whatever the person “bought.”  I highly recommend them!

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