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Savvy June 2021

Gift timing

Sarah, on July 31, 2021 at 8:23 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 6
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Hey all! We’ve historically given cash and a card on the day of weddings. However, for an upcoming wedding we’d like to donate to their honeymoon fund (basically a cash fund). It’s kind of tricky hanging on to a card with a church ceremony and a big gap. If you’ve done this, so you do it the day of? Prior to their wedding day? If yes, how far in advance…?

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Latest activity by Vicky, on August 1, 2021 at 12:33 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Can you contact the parents and find out if they will have a card basket? All gifts are given the day of the wedding if you don’t go to the shower.
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    Savvy June 2021
    Sarah ·
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    Hi Michelle! Good idea, but we’re trying to avoid holding a card for several hours between ceremony and reception which is why we wanted to send money via their honeymoon fund.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    They should have something at the ceremony for cards and gifts or give the envelope to parents if there is no card box which is very rare. That way it’s in safe hands and you have peace of mind.
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    Savvy June 2021
    Sarah ·
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    Ahh! I get what you mean! All of the weddings I’ve attended, the gift box is at the reception location not church/ceremony location! I’ll check with their parents thank you
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    Savvy October 2021
    Elise ·
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    Wedding gifts can be given anytime prior to the wedding and it is totally acceptable to donate to the honeymoon fund whenever works for you! That is one of the advantages is that it makes it easier on the guests - I usually do it when I accept an invite. PLEASE do not ask the parents, they have so many more important things to worry about than planning the exact location of a card box.
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  • Vicky
    VIP January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    Technically wedding gifts should be sent to the couple's house before or after the wedding, not brought to the wedding itself. You can send your gift whenever you want.

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