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Wedding question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dude, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Question on a wedding here folks.

    Saturday, I'm going to the ceremony and skipping the reception.

    And I wouldn't exactly say I'm all that close to the couple.

    Am I still obligated to give a gift?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Most people would say if you're even invited, you're obligated to give a gift. I generally buy a gift if I'm invited.

    but I would say if you show up, even if you're not partaking of the food, you should give something. Find some wooden spoons on the registry for $10 and give those.
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    How big's the wedding?

    If there's 500 people going, probably not.

    If only 50 are attending, I would think so.
  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Yes. If you're close enough to go to the wedding, you're close enough to give a gift. If you didn't feel close enough to the couple to attend, you could've just sent a card with your best wishes.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Rule I go by:

    If I get an invitation in the mail, I buy a gift.

    Doesn't have to be something big, but if they took the time to track down my address and mail me an invite, I get them something.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Why would you attend if they're not close enough for you to purchase a gift?
  7. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    It's more that I'm too cheap to buy a gift.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Dude, nearly any registry will include something small enough for you to be able to afford.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Even a bottle of wine or something, if there's nothing cheap on the registry.
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Could I have your address? I'd like to invite you to my, erm, bris.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Don't do it. He'll send you a rusty butter knife.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You are the queen. I bow in your general direction.
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