Post # 1
I am new to this wedding thing, I haven’t been to many weddings maybe 2 or 3 when I was a kid. A friend is getting married she invited me to go on her bachelorette party in Mexico(I had to pay 500 out of pocket for that), I am not in the wedding party but will be helping the Maid/Matron of Honor throw the shower. I was planning to get her a small gift. Any suggestions what to get? Is that the thing to do?
Also what is the protocol on wedding gifts, do you bring them to the shower? Or the actual wedding day?
Post # 3
Even the ladies who hosted my shower got me small gifts. In fact, one was a set of “i do” and “me too” coffee mugs from Starbucks. They were inexpensive (under $20) and i LOVE them. If you don’t know the girl well enough to get her something like that, go with something inexpensive off her registry. While I’m sure throwing the party is enough of a gift, I always still feel obligated to actually gift soemthing. It shouldn’t cost that much for you though–that’s the bridesmaids job with the Maid/Matron of Honor to throw the shower. By “throw” do you mean front half the money with the Maid/Matron of Honor or could you bring a cake or something? I’ve been to both kinds–one where we split it all evenly and one where, even as a Bridesmaid or Best Man, the family threw it so I did neither, although I tried to bring goodies/food.
Either bring the wedding gift to the reception or mail it to their house. Mailing is great b/c yhou don’ thave to worry about it getting lost or stolen (yes that happens unfortunately) or misplaced. And if it’s heavy, you don’t have to worry about them lugging it. We had 2 SUV’s full of gifts. It was a lot to manage and coordinate the packing of.
Post # 4
thanks! I really appreciate the advice!