Wedding Gift Etiquette-Top FAQ’s

  1. The most commonly asked question is… If I’m invited to a wedding and can’t attend, should I still send a gift?  The answer is yes. If at all possible, you should absolutely send a gift.
  2. If I’m invited to the shower, do I need to get a shower gift and a wedding gift?  This is another question I hear a lot. The answer is yes. It is considered an honor to be invited to the bridal shower, as it is a smaller and more intimate event. If you are lucky enough to be invited to the shower and the wedding, you will need to buy two gifts.
  3. How much should I spend on a wedding gift?  The average amount spent on a wedding gift is around $75, but you should spend what you can afford.
  4. Am I supposed to buy a gift that costs as much as the host spends on each person at the reception?  “No. This modern myth causes considerable anxiety for guests, but it is simply untrue. The amount you spend is strictly a matter of your budget, how close you are to the bride and groom, and what you think is an appropriate gift.” from
  5. Do I have up to a year after the wedding to send a gift?  No, this is also a myth. Gifts should be sent before the wedding or as soon after the wedding date as possible. But, “better late than never,” so send your gift as soon as you can.
  6. How do I find out where the couple is registered?  In the past, you would have to try to call someone you thought might know, but now there’s a better way. All you have to do is go to, enter the name of the bride or groom and find out where they are registered. It really makes the process much quicker and easier. simplifies finding a gift registry. This website allows you to search for any wedding gift registry, baby gift registry, or any other type of gift registry.

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