Are you expected to give a gift whether or not you attend a wedding?
February 15, 2009 11:01 AM Subscribe
What percentage of people invited to a wedding would you expect to give a gift?
posted by otherwordlyglow to society & culture (39 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We had a wedding in October. We sent out 82 invites and invited a total of 125 people (some invitations went to families/couples). We had about 90 people attend and received 39 gifts. I've always understood that you sent a gift whether you attended or not but is that not the case? I'm not ungrateful for the gifts we received, the experience, or for the fact that so many people attended. I'm NOT angling for additional gifts and know that we could still receive gifts from those invited. Additionally, I don't expect that every single person would give a gift - families generally give a gift together, etc. However, I am curious if this ratio of invitations to gifts is about the average.