(Closed) What do you give – Present or Cash?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you gift couples a present or cash?
    Always Cash : (29 votes)
    32 %
    Always Gift : (18 votes)
    20 %
    Usually Gift : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Usually Cash : (20 votes)
    22 %
    Other (explained below) : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I usually give a gift from the registry, although I have definitely given cash. Especially if I know they’re going somewhere overseas for their honeymoon that isn’t a resort. I had a friend go backpacking across Europe, and I gave them cash in the correct currency!

    Post # 4
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m from the South.  I always give a gift at the shower and cash or a gift card at the wedding (might want to add that as an option?).

    Post # 5
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I usually give a gift from the registry if there are still things left. 

    Post # 6
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I always give cash and prefer cash as well.

    Post # 7
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I feel weird giving cash, like the Seinfeld episode “you gave me cash!!??!” – I always buy a gift from the registry.

    Post # 8
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Usually cash…I actually can’t think of a situation in which I would give an actual gift for the wedding. 

    Post # 9
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I always give cash.

    Post # 10
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am in MN and I always buy a gift… usually from their registy, but sometimes not. (for her shower I gave my Future Sister-In-Law a set of four home made aprons, one for each season!)

    Post # 11
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve almost always purchased items from the couple’s registry – it’s stuff they want! If I’m shopping too close to the date and there aren’t any itmes on the registry I like (lol yeah I’m one of those people) I’ll just do cash in a card.

    Post # 13
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always buy a gift from the registry! I love printing out the registry and shopping for people. It’s always fun to see what their unique style is like too.

    Post # 14
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Usually a gift, unless they have explicitly asked for cash, such as spends for the honeymoon.

    Post # 15
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    I usually give a gift. If I am in a time crunch or if it is someone I don’t know very well I will do cash instead. Otherwise if we give as a group sometimes I will give cash.

    Post # 16
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I always give a gift from the registry.  I don’t like the concept of giving cash – I find it so impersonal.

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