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The Dos and Don’ts You Need To Know for Wedding Gifting

Elevate your wedding gifting game and make sure you’re a top-notch gift-giver this season.

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May 20, 2024 at 11:52 PM PST
Updated on May 20, 2024 at 11:52 PM PST
Shopping Wedding Gifting

The Dos and Don’ts You Need To Know for Wedding Gifting

Elevate your wedding gifting game and make sure you’re a top-notch gift-giver this season.

By
May 20, 2024 at 11:52 PM PST
Updated on May 20, 2024 at 11:52 PM PST

With wedding season fast approaching, it’s time to brush up on your gifting skills. Whether you’re a seasoned wedding guest or attending your first ceremony, choosing the perfect gift can be stressful. You want to celebrate the couple’s special day with a present that is both thoughtful and useful. To help you on your gift-shopping journey, we’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts that will ensure you’re a top-notch gift-giver this season.

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Do: Stick to the Registry

One of the easiest ways to ensure your gift is appreciated is to stick to the couple’s registry. They’ve carefully selected the items they truly want and need, making your job simpler. Choose something from the registry to give a gift that truly aligns with their tastes.

Don’t: Go Off-Registry Without Thought

While it might be tempting to buy a unique gift that’s not on the registry, try to avoid this. If you do decide to go off-registry, make sure it’s something personal and meaningful to the couple. Avoid random or generic gifts that might not suit their style or needs.

Do: Consider Group Gifting

If you’re working with a tighter budget or looking to give a big-ticket gift, consider gifting with other guests. Group gifting allows you to contribute to a larger, often more impactful present, like a high-end kitchen appliancec or a honeymoon experience.

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Do: Be Mindful of Timing

Send your gift before the wedding or shortly after. Waiting too long can make it seem like an afterthought. Aim to have your gift delivered within two weeks of the ceremony to show you’ve put thought and effort into it.

Don’t: Forget About Etiquette

Remember the basics of wedding gift etiquette. Always include a thoughtful card with your gift, and don’t bring large presents to the wedding venue unless explicitly stated. Also, respect the couple’s wishes if they’ve requested no gifts or specified charitable donations instead.

Gift Trends and Etiquette Tips

In 2024, experiences are trending over material gifts. Consider contributing to a honeymoon fund, offering a cooking class, or a wine-tasting tour. Eco-friendly gifts are also on the rise. Think sustainable home goods, reusable kitchen items, or donating to an environmental cause in the couple’s name.

Always check the couple’s wedding website for any specific gift requests or guidelines.




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