So I have been to lots of weddings – some near, some far. There have been a few weddings where I have not taken a gift. Why? Well there are different reasons.
- If I sing at someone’s wedding and I do not charge them to sing, then I consider that as my gift to the couple.
- If I am in the bridal party then I consider my participation in their wedding as my gift to the couple. After all, you’ve already spent money on the dress/tux, hair and nails. Not to mention you have probably spend money on the gift for the shower and/or bachelorette party expenses.
- If I have traveled a long way to the wedding and spent lots of money in car rental, hotel room, food, etc. then I consider my presence as my gift to the couple.
Wedding etiquette says that you have a year to give a gift to the couple. But what do you think? Are there times when it’s perfectly okay to skip the gift?