(Closed) What do you normally buy as a wedding gift?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What do you normally give?
    Money : (37 votes)
    41 %
    Gift card : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Gift from their registry : (41 votes)
    45 %
    A gift I pick out myself that is not on the registry : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I often regift items that were once given to me. : (0 votes)
    It depends (explain below). : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love to shop but I hate the idea of the couple returning what I select.  I don’t care for the idea of being restricted by a registry plus it is just less of a hastle for me to give them money and then they can buy whatever they want, from the registry or not.  Less hastle for me and they get exactly what they want!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I usually buy online through the registry. This avoids having to remember bringing the gift to the wedding, since it gets shipped directly to the couple.

    Post # 6
    Member
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Cash, it is just the easiest thing to do.  Darling Husband also knows that if he sends me to look at registries I will come back with stuff for us too, so cash is cheaper for him, LOL.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Usually I check out the registry, but I prefer gift cards to popular stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond , etc so the couple can have more control and bang for the bucks. People usually keep in line with only traditional items for the wedding registry ( sheets, silverware, toaster etc etc), when in reality they may really want a Keurig or something cool but would never ask for it.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    4797 posts
    Honey bee

    We always try to buy something for the kitchen because we both love to cook/bake. But we always have it shipped to their house, we hardly ever bring a gift to the wedding. But we also always bring a card with a note that says the gift is arriving at their house.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I do money and something small from the registry.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I do registry and always have it ship to their address instead of bringing it to the wedding. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    It totally depends on the person and my relationship with them.  I’ve given off-registry, from the registry, money, gift cards and have held my nose and given to honeyfund as well.  lol 

    I don’t really like giving money, to be honest…but if I know that’s what the couple really really want, then I will do it.  

    When I buy off registry, it’s stuff that I know for certain the couple will like because we are good friends/family.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I try to stick to their registry unless I see something that I think they would really, really love that’s not listed or from another store.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @brideatbeach: I know! A ton of friends have expressed this frustration to me.  At the last wedding we went to, I was in charge (with assistance from my Fiance) of moving the gifts from the ceremony location to the reception location. It was a pain and most brides don’t get married and party all in the same room!

    Post # 15
    Member
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I like to give china or crystal off the registry.  I like the idea of buying something they’ll have forever. 🙂

    I have never brought a gift to a wedding.  I always just have it sent.

    Post # 16
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    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Unless it was a VERY close friend or family member, it’s either off the registry or a gift card/cash. For close family members, I think I might buy something a little personal on top of the registry or gc/cash. Like for my brothers or sister one day, I’d probably get some sort of picture frame or other wedding memorabilia for them.

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