So I got married at the beginning of the month overseas. Was a fantastic night, and I believe everyone enjoyed themselves!
In terms of our gift registry, we had a pretty small registry (maybe 50 items), in hopes that people would get the hint and give us cash. Our registry sold out the week before the wedding, and I assumed that meant others would be bringing a card. To my surprise, we only got cards from 5 people, and only 2 of those with actual cash gifts inside.
Now, I'm not about to go demand money from people of course, but right now it's looking like about 50% of the guest list did not gift. Isn't that weird? I've been to destination weddings in the past and have always given a gift on top of that, but do other people maybe feel differently? Do you think we'll get more as time goes on?
And if this is it and there's no more gifts to come, that's fine. But I just found it very strange! We hosted our guests extremely well (open bar, late night snack, plated gourmet meal, etc.), so I doubt we missed something that would cause people to be offended or anything.