(Closed) You wouldn’t bring a gift right?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you send a gift for a vow renewal?
    Yes : (52 votes)
    51 %
    No : (21 votes)
    21 %
    Maybe, if they had an open bar and shrimp. :) : (27 votes)
    27 %
    Honey! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I would probably bring a gift. My mom would tell me it’s the right way to go. I wouldn’t expect them to register though. Maybe a gift card to a place they like or a dinner gift card. A bottle of wine or champagne would be a good gift too!

    Post # 33
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would end up bringing a gift unless it stated somewhere “No gifts please”.

    I know they say that you shouldn’t make mention to a gift in an invitation package or on the invite itself, but is it still poor etiquette to say you don’t want any?

    I recently got an invitation to a second marriage & they sent a little card about 1/2 the size of the reception card just saying “No gifts please.” I didn’t find it inappropriate– it helped relay the couple’s wishes so there was no confusion!

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I would absolutely bring a present…not a super lavish one but a present nonetheless if it were just a ceremony and cocktails or something lowkey. If there was a reception I would take it as my chance to give them a very late wedding present, esp since the couple had eloped the first time around. I wouldn’t put anything with no gifts because its awkward but you may also get alot of people thinking they should bring a token gift. I would suggest telling someone close like a sister that you don’t want gifts and making sure they tell everyone else.

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee

    I’ve never been invited to a vow renewal, but I would definitely bring a gift.  I don’t like showing up at a party without something for the guests of honor.  I probably wouldn’t go crazy, but I would definitely want to get something special for the couple.

    Post # 36
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    No, i wouldn’t. I might send a card and a little bit of money, but if they are renewing their vows then that means the couple has been together long enough to have pretty much everything they need.

    Post # 37
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    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I would bring a small gift.  Nothing expensive but something nice.  People could always use something.  I like to celebrate with a gift!

    Post # 38
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    174 posts
    Blushing bee

    I give gifts for everything so I’m sure I would bring a little something. I’m of the school of thought that you never show up empty handed to any party, which may not be the case with most people.

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think it depends. For parents, grandparents, or very close friends I absolutely would. If there is a party and ceremony, I would bring a gift. This wouldn’t be like a wedding gift, though.

    I do usually give my parents something on their anniversary and I’m sure to acknowledge my close friends’ wedding anniversary.

    Post # 39
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would probably bring a bottle of wine (depending on the couple) and a homemade card or something to that effect.  

    Post # 40
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    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would bring a gift, even if the couple wasn’t registered. Heck, I would bring a gift to a dinner party so why not a vr??

    Post # 41
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    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Yep, I’d bring a gift, prolly … unless I was really crunched for time or had NO IDEA what to get you.

    Like the others, I’m the type that likes to bring SOMETHING with me to a party — a bottle of wine, a dessert, whatev. A vow renewal (especially if you eloped) calls for a wedding gift!

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would probably bring a gift of sorts.  Nothing super expensive, cause I really don’t know the protocol for that sort of thing.  But I’m the sort of person that would bring a bottle of wine to a dinner party, etc. so it would just make sense to me to bring a little something.

    Post # 44
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I believe that you should never show up empty handed to a party.  So I would probably bring a nice bottle of wine for the couple to share. 

    Post # 45
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    235 posts
    Helper bee

    I couldnt show up empty handed either but I do think it would be okay too, I just couldnt do it.  Like Miss Paris suggested, maybe just a nice bottle of wine.

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