(Closed) Wedding gift: Money or Gift Registry

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What type of gift do you prefer to give at a wedding?


    Something from the Gift Registry

    Other: Couple didn't register & I didn't want to give money.

  • Post # 2
    5136 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    grace14:  if i am invited to the bridal shower, i will give a gift from the registry and give a monetary gift when i go to the wedding. If im not invited to the shower, then i just give a monetary gift at the wedding

    Post # 3
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    If they didnt register I would get them a gift card or money. If they did register I would look at the registry and see if there is anything on there Id like to get them. It also can depend on your relationship with the bride and or groom.

    Post # 4
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I usually try to buy the couple a gift from their registry, as long as they register at a store that I can get to easily (we live in the country, and our nearest town doesn’t have a ton of homegoods stores). I don’t love giving cash, it just doesn’t feel personal, but if I can’t get to a store to get an item off the registry I will give cash. And if there’s no registry I will also give cash (unless I know the couple very well, and know for sure that they would like a certain boxed gift). 

    Post # 5
    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If they have a registry, I would get a gift from the registry. THey went through all that work to create the registry. I feel compelled to use it! If there is no registry or “no boxed gifts,” I would get them a gift card to a popular store like Target or something. 

    Post # 6
    1354 posts
    Bumble bee

    I always give cash. 

    Post # 7
    1440 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    At the shower, I give off the registry.  And at the wedding, they get sweet moolah.  

    Post # 8
    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    For the shower I give a gift from the registry and for the wedding I always give cash. This is what most people do where I’m from, you see very few boxed gifts at weddings. 

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