November 27th, 2007 by AllGiftBaskets
Okay, you’ve been invited to a wedding. Now you are probably wondering what to do about a gift. Even though many couples register their gift wish list with local specialty shops or pricey department stores, this does not mean you should feel obligated to select from this list. While it may be a nice gesture to help the couple complete their flatware or china selections, remember — this gift registry is a service brides-to-be use as a means of suggestion. The most thoughtful gifts are those that reflect the giver’s unique expression of well-wishes for a happy marriage. These are the gifts that say “I care”, and are just as welcome, and more often than not, are the ones that will mean the most to the couple.
This is not to say that you must spend two weeks shopping till you drop in search of that perfect gift. On the contrary, with the convenience of online shopping you can browse, select, purchase, and ship a gift to the couple all without leaving home or office. Gift wrapping and the enclosure of personalized gift cards are services that are customarily available for a nominal fee, if not free of charge altogether. Take advantage of time saving, hassle-free shopping!
Some points to keep in mind:
- Gifts should typically not be brought to the wedding, or to the reception, for two reasons. Firstly, because there is generally no security at these functions there is no guarantee that your gift will ever be seen by the couple. Secondly, these are times of celebration and festivity for the bride and groom — bear in mind that gifts are the last thing on any couple’s minds on their wedding day!
- Etiqette says that whether or not you plan on actually attending — it is not only a nice gesture to send a gift anyways, but one that has traditionally come to be expected.
- Remember, just as in any other gifting situation, it is the thought that counts.
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