Post # 32
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I would probably bring a bottle of wine (depending on the couple) and a homemade card or something to that effect.
Post # 40
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
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 # 42
It’s funny, I bring gifts to everything. I am never empty handed when I go to a party or dinner or even a playdate, I usually bring a snack or something for everybody. BUT, I don’t think I would bring a gift to a destination vr and I really don’t want our friends too. BUT, I really don’t want to put it on the invitations. I guess I’ll just pass the word around when the time comes. Thanks for all the answers!
Post # 43
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
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
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.