When to expect wedding gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I wouldn’t advise booking a honeymoon you couldn’t pay for without gifts.  What happens if you don’t get the amount you are anticipating or need to pay for your vacation? 

Post # 3
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924 posts
Busy bee

Most of the gifts we got from the honeymoon registry came the day of the wedding or the week before. Nonetheless, there is NO way we would have been able to pay for our honeymoon with what we got! While our younger friends found it to be awesome, most of our older guests preferred to get us a “real” gift or money, or they found the honeymoon fund tacky.

As PP said, do NOT book a honeymoon expecting to pay for it with gifts.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My wedding date is probably the same as yours (Oct 21st), and we’ve been receiving gifts for a couple of months now. However, we have a typical store registry. If you’re specifically hoping for cash, I think it’s highly likely that most cash gifts will be given in cards at the wedding. Hopefully you didn’t book anything for the honeymoon yet, since you can’t pay for it on your own. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

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That’s like counting on the wedding gifts to pay off the venue. You aren’t owed a honeymoon.

To at least answer your post, I’m assuming people will bring gifts and cash to the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

We didn’t have a honeymoon fund but we got all gifts the day of the wedding. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had 2 showers so got gifts then, and we started receiving gifts in the mail off our registry about 3 weeks ago (wedding is this Saturday) from people who are unable to attend.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We started getting Wedding Gifts in the mail about a month- 3 weeks before the ceremony. Our Honeymoon Registry we got a few the month or so before the wedding. (This Saturday Also smile

If you were going to book your honeymoon, do so understanding that you may not get what you are expecting. Don’t make the beginning of your marriage more difficult with financial problems… 

 

Best of Luck, bee! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Gifts starting arriving as soon as we sent our wedding invitations.  I live in the south where physical presents are more common than cash gifts. I think we received two cash gifts- one at the wedding and one a month or so after. From when I lived in NYC, most cash gifts seem to be given at weddings, not before. 

 

If you have planned a honeymoon you can’t afford without gift money, my advice is to cancel or at least postpone it until a time when you would be able to save the money up yourselves.  What are you going to do if no one (or hardly anyone) gives to your honeymoon fund???

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We also used a honeymoon fund, and got the majority of the contributions to it the week of the wedding and even a couple days after.  Even with the honeymoon fund though, a majorirty of our monetary gifts came in the form of cash or checks the day of the wedding! Enjoy this last month of planning and don’t stress too much!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my experience most people don’t give cash ahead of time.

Personally if I saw you had a honeymoon fund, I’d still just give a check on your wedding day.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’d also give cash in a card on the wedding day.

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