Wedding ceremonies are a joyous event, bringing family and friends together to celebrate the union of two people in love. With that said, being a wedding guest comes with some expectations, and one of those expectations is the wedding gift. Giving wedding gifts to a couple, as a token of love and support, is a longstanding tradition. Many people are stressed or perplexed when it comes to buying wedding gifts, but due to the wedding registry, these are probably the easiest gifts to buy. Here are some simple wedding gift etiquette guidelines:
- If you are invited to the wedding you should send a gift, whether or not you can attend.
- It is best to send the wedding gift before the wedding or as soon after the wedding date as possible.
- You can take a gift to the wedding, but it is better for the couple and their families if you send the gift.
- It is recommended that you choose a gift from the couple’s wedding gift registry. It takes the stress out of the gift-giving process. Buying from the couple’s online gift registry ensures it will be sent to the proper address, you know you are buying something they want, and it most likely won’t be duplicated. It is also a thoughtful way to show that you respect the couple and their taste.