To Give Wedding Gifts, Or Not to Give

To give wedding gifts, or not to give. That’s the question, you may have.

“When it comes to registering for gifts, a generational sea change has developed, with more and more millennial couples asking their guests to consider holding the gravy ladles and shelving the dishes in favor of gifts of a very different sort.

Young couples are opting instead to register for cash, home-repair gift cards and lavish honeymoon experiences.”
Source: The New York Times
Wedding Gifts or Cash

According to the article, couples of this generation prefer experiences over stuff, and it is now a social norm to give gift cards or cash.

Well, if you are cash-averse, you may be comforted to know that you need not only give gift cards or cash. Etiquette advisers agree it is “better to write a check, buy a gift certificate or give the bride and groom something they desire, even the latest technological gadgets, rather than stuff their apartments with sterling silver and fine china that they will not use and could help create another Dust Bowl.”

The wedding-gift concept has morphed into doing what makes the couple happy.

Do you prefer cash or wedding registry/ gifts? Have you received something that you will not use for your wedding? Do share it with us.


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To Give Wedding Gifts, Or Not to Give