The Art of Wedding Gift Etiquette

When you are going to be a guest at a wedding, you should be sure that you know how to buy the couple an appropriate gift.  All guests are expected to bring presents for the new married couple, unless it is otherwise noted on their invitation.  Be sure that you find a gift that is not only appropriate but will convey your love and excitement for the couple.

First, you should be sure that you ask the couple if they are registered at any local stores. Make sure that you are shopping by the guidelines of the registry so that you are not buying something that someone else has already purchased.  Take time to find something that you feel has meaning. You want to make sure that your gift is sincere and you are not just buying something off of the registry at random.

Second, you may find that the couple has opened an account where you can donate money.  Some couples do this so that they can use the money to pay for a honeymoon or even an expensive item for their new home.  Make sure that you ask the couple about any type of program they have signed up for.

Third, you may want to consider a group gift.  If you cannot afford something expensive and you know other guests at the wedding, you may want to talk with them about going in on a gift together.  This way, you can be sure that you are able to give something meaningful without putting your bank statement into the red.

Finally, if you are headed to a wedding reception and you realize that you have forgotten to give a gift, you may just want to give cash.  A personal cash advance can be a great gift and is a great way to ensure that the couple can find something that they will love. If you are short on cash simply stop by a Check City location on your way to the wedding and take advantage of our Cash Advances.

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