Post # 1
Help! We were just invited to a small last minute wedding (20 people) on Saturday by a (distant) aquaintance. I haven’t spoken to her in years and know virtually nothing about her. It’s a little strange that we’ve been invited, but she probably doesn’t have many friends and needed to bulk up her side a bit. Obviously I don’t know anything about her fiance. We’re happy to go to the wedding, but I have no idea what to bring as a gift! I thought wine, but that is more dinner-partyish. Picture frame? (kinda weak)
Any brillant suggestions?
Post # 3
I always give wine glasses to people I don’t know that well. Pottery Barn has nice ones that are pretty cheap! ($4/glass!)
Post # 4
And actually, wine isn’t a bad idea if you make it sentimental — maybe something that they can drink on an anniversary or something?
Post # 5
since it is last-minute, they may not have a registry, but it may be worth searching the usual suspects online to check. if no luck there, wine glasses are a safe bet (unless they don’t drink).
Post # 6
I always tend to give a monetary gift when I attend any type of wedding celebration. Where is the venue?
I think a set of champagne/wine glasses as rebecca stated above is a great idea. Crate and barrel have some great sets (and they package them for you too!)
Also, if you have a "things remembered" store near you, you can get them matching keyrings as they start their new life/home together. Just put it ina nice giftbox and voila!
Post # 7
I think that since you said you don’t really know her very well anymore, your best bet would be a monetary gift. That way she and her husband can use your gift to purchase something they’d both really love!
Post # 8
yeah, probably either cash or champagne/wine glasses with a bottle of either…
Post # 9
Cash/gift card, registry, or consumables like wine! personally, very few of the “generic” type wedding gifts I got were things I actually liked. people think these things are generic, but they can still be hit or miss according to taste and can end up collecting dust or tossed. at least if it’s consumable, it gets used up. (examples from the gifts I got: very tasteful, modern classic silver photo frame: good. love themed wall decor, bride and groom mug set, loving couple figurine, wedding album: not so good.)
Post # 10
i wouldn’t do wine glasses etc, cause if they are wine drinkers they have a billion of them already…
i think a good gift would be a gift card to say macy’s or somewhere that they can use it and is versitile… or just plain old cash…
Post # 11
Gift card is a nice idea – money being a useful thing no matter what. Wine glasses might be okay – I would check and see what they have registered for. If they’ve registered for some nice crystal, and you get them a set of cheap Pottery Barn glasses… It’s never a bad idea to have some cheap glasses you can take out on the patio, but most people already have those if they drink wine at all. Wine is also sort of a risky gift, especially if you don’t know them well. Darling Husband and I are actually big wine drinkers, and are pretty picky about what we like – so buying us wine if you don’t know us very well is not a great idea. A lot of the wine that other people buy us ends up in a pot of chili, quite frankly.
Although honestly, if we was invited on Thursday to a wedding on Saturday, by someone whom we knew so little that I had no idea what to get them, we would probably stay home and watch something on pay-per-view. It is kind of odd, to say the least.