Wedding Presents – Your Guide to Wedding Gift Etiquette

One of the most memorable and meaningful days in a couple’s life is their wedding day. As a custom, people who are involved in the couple’s life give wedding presents as a sign of their love and affection towards the happy couple. One common problem people who are invited to a wedding have is not knowing what is appropriate to give as a gift.

Because more and more couples are registering at different sites, this has taken away some of the hassle. However, if you would like your gift to be more meaningful and more from the heart, you will want to stray from the list.

Depending on your relationship with the couple, your options for wedding presents can vary greatly. For instance, if you just casually know the couple, your gift can be anything from gardening tools to household appliances. The point that you want to make is that you are happy for this special occasion and you are glad to have shared a part in it.

If you do not know the couple very well, then it always is appropriate and acceptable to go with functional over thoughtful. The reason for this is because you do not know what the couple likes to do, so instead you go with a gift you know they will use. An example of this is linens.

Another stumbling block that people have when it comes to wedding presents is whether they are obligated to give a gift if they are not attending the wedding. For the most part, you should give a present even if you cannot attend the special event.

There are two exceptions to this rule. The one is if you live far away and the other is if you are not that close to the couple. Everyone else should feel obligated to get a gift of some sort and find a way to get it to the couple.

In addition to giving wedding presents, many people never really know how much money they should spend on these presents. The best example to follow is to go with what you can afford. You already are spending a lot of money on your outfit, so you do not want to spend way more than you can afford. There are plenty of thoughtful gifts available that do not cost that much money. Just make sure you keep the gift classy and thoughtful.

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