(Closed) Spinoff: What type of gift is normal in your region?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Where are you from and what's normal to bring to the wedding (not showers)?
    West Coast- Cash : (5 votes)
    6 %
    West Coast- Gifts : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Midwest- Cash : (12 votes)
    13 %
    Midwest- Gifts : (12 votes)
    13 %
    South- Cash : (4 votes)
    4 %
    South- Gifts : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Northeast- Cash : (35 votes)
    39 %
    Northeast- Gifts : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Cash is definitely more common in L.A.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    Long Island, NY-cash, striving to cover your plate. You give actual items at the bridal shower.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Northeast and always cash for the wedding, gifts for the shower.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    LA.  Cash for the wedding, gifts for the shower.

    Post # 8
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    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    South – always gifts from the registry.  Cash is considered impersonal, but I would LOVE it, haha!

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m as Midwest as it gets and Fiance is from New Orleans. Here (Missouri) it is considered acceptable to give cash or a gift, but gifts are way more common. There (NOLA) we always give gifts and never give out/have been given cash. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

      I’m in Missouri, and I feel that it varies at each wedding. Normally, I feel that it leans more towards cash.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m in Canada (Ontario/Quebec). Typically people give actual gifts for the shower and cash for the wedding.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    I think in the Northwest it’s more about what the couple specifically asks for. If they request cash or a honeymoon fund then people give cash, if they have a registry they give gifts. I’ve seen weddings both ways and nobody ever made a fuss about cash requests that I was aware of.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Northeast – cash. We had 270 guests and only had 5 physical gifts. Gifts are for the shower

    Post # 14
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    532 posts
    Busy bee

    NYC- Cash for the wedding

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Mars62312:  I agree. I never even knew giving cash at wedding was so common until coming here. In my circle, it’s expected to buy something off the registry.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m from the NE. I prefer to bring a gift for the shower and wedding, but send the  gift to the couple’s home rather than bring to the event. Somehow it is less awkward to bring physical things than cash,especially for a family wedding.

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