Tuesday, October 24, 2006

just curious

has anyone been invited to a wedding that they barely knew the person or didn't want to go but felt some obligation. they either went anyway or thought they had to give a gift since they were invited?

i had a coworker that complained she was invited to a wedding of her old roommate and that she didnt want ot go but since she had to get a gift anyway she might as well go for the free booze. do most people feel if they were invited to a wedding that they have to give a gift?


  1. elcaminogirl (LiveJournal)October 25, 2006 at 8:34 AM

    I hope not. I'd rather not get any gifts for my wedding (unless they're eddible or don't take up a lot of space or are usefull).

  2. smilincolleen (LiveJournal)October 25, 2006 at 1:55 PM

    wedding gifts are useful. you pick them yourself . people get you what is on your registry.unless you would put stuff on your registry that isnt; useful or that you dont want.

  3. elcaminogirl (LiveJournal)October 25, 2006 at 11:33 PM

    I never knew how that worked. I didn't know you get to make a wish list. I guess that's ok. I still wouldn't expect everyone I invite to get me a gift. It wouldn't really bother me if I didn't get any gifts. I don't think wedding guests should feel obligated to get something.

  4. smilincolleen (LiveJournal)October 26, 2006 at 12:42 PM

    o if htey come to your wedding they difitely give you something. sometimes it's just money and not something on your registry. wedding gifts and things are part of the tradition. people say you are to give for a wedding gift the amt of money you think the person spent on you for having them at the wedding. this never figures out right but some weddigns are much more expensive and you give more expensive gifts. you can just tell. you kind of eyeball it how much you think ti would cost or the range. so i guess a firehall wedding gift is much less than a super fancy place wedding

    i know even when my mom didn't go to the former neighbors baby shower (kid grew up so moved out that is y former neighbor) she still gave a gift.