Latest activity by Jenna, on September 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM
I don't think it's necessary but when I did a reading for my nephew I received a glass decorative cross to hang on my wall.
I didn't get a gift for my reader (though now i am wondering if I should have - LOL). I did send her a nice card thanking her afterward. I've been a reader before and don't recall receiving a gift so perhaps that's why I didn't think of it.
Hi Alexandria! That it totally up to you! In the past, I've seen that most people just write them a nice thank you card afterwards! But if you have it in your budget, maybe a small gift like a gift card or something nice like that!
I think a small thank you gift is appropriate. Our siblings are each doing a reading at our wedding and we are getting them each something small. For his sister we got her some small travel size lotions and body washes and a nice leather luggage tag since she is flying back to China 3 days after the wedding and can't really pack any bulky items. For my brother, we picked him up an expansion to a card game he enjoys.
We got our two readers, and my friend who sang during the ceremony a bottle of wine each as a thank you (and H bought his uncle a bottle of vodka he likes since he isn't a wine drinker). I think something small like this or a gift card and a thank you note is enough.
I think it is a nice idea! We got two of our readers diffraction goggles hahah although that is a very odd gift so not sure if that is helpful! The other reader we are getting a bottle of wine for with a thank you card!
I've been a reader 3 times (my 3 roommates in college were guys senior year so its how they involved me in their wedding) and I have always received a gift at the rehearsal dinner. All were like $20 (and they got their bridesmaids gifts of about $80-120) of some sort of thing. One was a set of frames with the roommates over the years, one was a necklace (it was NOT my taste at all.... don't buy people jewelry unless you are positive you know what they like - some people do think alex and ani bracelets are ugly...sorry mini rant over haha), and the other was just a dunkin giftcard because I love coffee (I by far consider this the best and most useful of the three gifts.)
You can give them something if you'd like to but it's not necessary at all. I had a small role in a Havdalah serivce at a (Jewish) wedding last summer and they didn't get me a thank you gift. I honestly hadn't even thought about it until just now. They verbally said thank you and while I think a thank you note/card might be appropriate, anything above that is extra and totally up to you.