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We've been invited to 5 weddings this year; one I don't think we'll make as it's abroad, on a week day in term time. Then we've got 2 just evening dos and 2 full days.
We got married abroad and had a party in the UK - on the invite i said we didn't want gifts and while it was nice to receive some I was happy to not and haven't kept a mental note of those who didn't gift.
We're not exacty flush ATM and I'm wondering how ok it would be to just give a card. I personally wouldn't be upset about receiving no present.
I would take something, maybe a nice bottle of wine or prosecco for example, that won't break the bank. Whilst a lot of people won't expect a present, I'd not feel right turning up without at least a token gift. Doesn't have to be expensive though.
I reckon a nice card will be appreciated. You know the people getting married and what they might expect etc. but these days many people don't seem to 'expect' gifts. Especially if they haven't already sent a gift list etc.
Not sure what your budget status is but a bottle of something - Cava or champers - is always appreciated if you think you *have* to take something.
Of course, others may have a different opinion... :grin:
Good idea, a bottle of prosecco. I could put a couple of lucky dips (lottery) in the card :nod:
We've got one a month for the next 3 months - my nephew will get a proper present. Then we've got July off, august DH is best man and the abroad wedding is in September.
Fortunately they are all different circles so I can wear the same thing.
Prosecco!!! That was the other word I was after :doh:
A couple of lucky dips is a bit of fun too.
All the weddings I've been to that have had a list have included several items around the £10 mark - a milk jug for a dinner set or that sort of thing. I'd be inclined to go for that if they have a list. For the all day weddings I would try to take something along. For the evening ones I think it's ok to just bring a card but if you can stretch to a bottle then go for it.
Could you make something? The last wedding I went to, I turned up with a pumpkin I'd carved specially for them :oops:
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