How late is too late?
April 16, 2012 6:41 AM Subscribe
What's the etiquette for late wedding gifts?
posted by Kevtaro to human relations (6 answers total)
Two close friends are getting hitched this weekend (yeah!!), but I will not be able to make the wedding, as I live on the other side of the Pacific and cannot afford the plane ticket (boo!!).
I have been planning for some time now to send them some very nice local alcohol and beautifully crafted custom scotch glasses as a wedding gift. But, between an extremely busy couple of recent months at work and my habit of being a generally poor planner for stuff like this, I haven't even purchased the gifts yet, let alone shipped them to the states. I suspect that it will take three weeks at the earliest for the gifts to get the gifts to my newlywed friends.
So, trusted fellow MeFites, what do you think? What is the etiquette for late wedding gifts in a situation like this? How late is too late? Should I rush a card out for now so it arrives in time for the ceremony and send the rest of the gift when it's ready? Or should I just send an email on their wedding day congratulating them and telling them that a little something is on its way?