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[Wedding Etiquette Filter] no gifts expected, unless you really wanna

We've invited some people to our wedding reception that aren't close family or lifelong friends, but good friends and colleagues whose company we enjoy, and have been warm and enthusiastic about celebrating with us. We would like to convey that our invitations to them absolutely do not come with the expectation of gifts. [more inside]
posted by redlines on Jul 30, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for an awesome wedding present involving preparation of cheese

My dear friend got married late last year and I'm a little behind on sending him and his new wife a wedding present. I'd like to find them something ~$50, related to cheese (like a cheese smoker or a really cool cutting board—they love cheese and will be opening a small cheese shop soon). I'm having a very hard time finding such a thing. They also like vintage, retro, rockabilly, steampunk and the like. They are in California and I am in England; sending them something from the US would be preferable but if there's something uniquely British here and not too much cost to ship I could manage that too. Any ideas for specific items to purchase would be most welcome, thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Find the missing wedding registry?

A couple of months ago I found a nontraditional/alternative wedding registry website which was perfect for me, and which I'd like to use. Apparently I failed to bookmark it, and now I can't find it again. Googling is not working for me and I'd love your help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 1, 2014 - 3 answers

SelfishFilter: Is there a polite way to say "gifts ok"?

Some friends are throwing us a wedding reception and have requested "no gifts" on the invitation. Can I somehow ask them to change that or is that just the done thing now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2013 - 60 answers

Wedding gifts worth taking overseas?

My wife and I are attending a wedding(ish) event, and are a bit stumped for gift ideas. The couple is currently in the US for the ceremony and attendant celebration, but will soon be heading back to Thailand, where they normally live and work. They didn't do any sort of registry, and obviously won't want to take anything bulky or heavy with them. Any brilliant ideas, other than cash?
posted by jon1270 on Jul 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Wedding night prep, what do I need to get ready?

1. I want to deck out the hotel room. We're staying at a Denver Marriott for the wedding night before flying out. I want roses, candles etc... all nice and romantic. Will the marriott put out candles, rose petals, roses and chocolate strawberries for me? I'll be coming from faraway in the mountains, so if they could do it for me that would be awesome. 2. We're doing gift exchange between eachother. Any ideas what I should get my bride?
posted by snow_mac on Apr 17, 2013 - 24 answers

"No gifts please"

Does "No gifts please" on a wedding invitation really mean No Gifts? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 8, 2012 - 52 answers

Their OLD kentucky home

How do i buy thoughtful and (kinda) inexpensive wedding gifts for people I don't know that well? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Oct 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Should I invite friends to our wedding I'm not that close to?

Should I invite friends to our wedding that I'm not that close to and/or haven't really stayed in touch with? Do people think of wedding invitations as obligations to give gifts? Would it be really awkward? Or am I over-thinking this and I should just invite whoever I want to invite? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2012 - 33 answers

Gift Registry 360?

Have you used Gift Registry 360? Can you share your experience? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Is this a wedding or a fundraiser?

When I asked my brother if there was something in particular he would like for his upcoming wedding, he told me not to give him anything unless it was cash. I have a few issues with this request. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 - 79 answers

Help with bombarie gift idea

Help me hive mind!! - Wedding bombarie gifts [more inside]
posted by Eapoe on Jan 21, 2012 - 12 answers

The ultimate tea set

I would like to give a tea set for a wedding gift. I'm looking for a timeless, beautiful set of objects that will last forever and do their job well. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Dec 15, 2011 - 13 answers

What should we ask for from Target?

What have you bought and loved from Target? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 2, 2011 - 33 answers

Specific Gifts for Groomsmen

As part of a gift to the groomsmen for my upcoming wedding, I am getting each of them a book that is relevant to their lives or interests. I need some help picking out a book for two of the groomsmen, based on some specific criteria: [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jul 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Trying to help my girlfriend...

[Asking-for-gf] Great bridal shower gifts bags for attendees. of course.... [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Jun 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Is turnaround fair play when it comes to weddings?

Despite my profile name, my wife and I recently celebrated our two year anniversary. Yay! We recently received an engagement party and wedding invitation from a couple that didn't give us a gift for our wedding. Now, we're not sure how to handle the gift situation. Do we get them a gift as we would any other wedding, do we scale down the size of the gift, or do we not give a gift at all? [more inside]
posted by love is a murderer on Oct 19, 2010 - 65 answers

Something Old, Borrowed, or New

What's a cool gift my wife -- the Maid of Honor -- can give the Bride on her Wedding Day? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

How to ask a prickly question about wedding gifts?

Prickly wedding etiquette question: We got married a little ways back, had a wonderful wedding, an unforgettable honeymoon, and are now back in the real world again. We're ready to sit down and write our thank-you cards, and have run into a slight... hiccup. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 43 answers

How much is a joyride in a fancy car worth?

Is this worth it? A question for the fancy imported car enthusiast. [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Pick our presents!

We're getting married! GREAT. Now, what do we register for? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Dec 13, 2009 - 43 answers

Marriage gifts for coworkers in India

Help me find excellent wedding gifts for my coworkers in India! [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Dec 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Suggestions for a Book of Memories?

Grateful for inspirational suggestions for a contribution to a "Book of Memories" for my brother's golden wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Oct 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Wedding grift

My fiancee and I are getting married next year, and since money is tight, we thought it would be a good idea to get the guests to contribute to paying for our honeymoon rather than buying material things. What is the best way to set this up? [more inside]
posted by Saddo on Sep 3, 2009 - 34 answers

Help on wedding gift etiquette!

According to the google, I have up to a year after someone's wedding to get them a gift. Then why did I get an email that asks about my "unaccounted for gift" and how should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2009 - 34 answers

Groomsmen Gifts for the Non Brahs Out There?

I need ideas for modern groomsmen gifts. My groomsmen don't really smoke, drink, golf, or wear french cuffs, which eliminates 99% of the results for "groomsmen gifts" from Google. Mainly our common interests include coffee, photography, design, and vaguely geeky 30-something interests (1980s Spielberg/Lucas movies, Tron, Atari 2600, Apple products). (We're not the kind of geeks that wear the term with some sort of goony pride, so ThinkGeek is right out. So are things like knives, flashlights, and AirSoft toys) Any ideas?
posted by entropicamericana on Apr 21, 2009 - 44 answers

We'd prefer invites with tact

A friend's wedding invitation had a poem that included the line "We prefer gifts of money." Besides choking on my own rage, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 202 answers

Wedding gift, or not?

Emergency last-minute wedding gift etiquetteFilter! Invite sort of says don't really bring gifts, but sort of says do. What do I do?! [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Mar 19, 2009 - 22 answers

What awesome gifts should I bring to India from the US in 2008?

What awesome gifts should I bring to India from the US in 2008? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Nov 11, 2008 - 16 answers

How to give gifts to people who don't like getting gifts?

How do I give gifts to two friends in dire financial straits, so that they won't be offended? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 10, 2008 - 21 answers

Wedding Gift Idea Help - Kid's Court

My friend is getting married in a few months. I like to give gifts that have some thought or meaning behind them. A long long time ago, my friend was on a few episodes of the Nickelodeon show Kid's Court. Need help tracking down where I could find electronic copies of this tv-show. [more inside]
posted by mincus on Jul 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Gifts for a post-wedding travel basket?

Help me build a "Post-Wedding Recovery Kit" [more inside]
posted by bruceo on Jul 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Wedding Gifts

Please help me find something decent to get my sister & brother-in-law as a belated wedding gift. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jun 17, 2008 - 18 answers

Gift for 80's metallers?

Thoughtful Gift for 80's metallers? [more inside]
posted by twistedonion on May 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Gift for my hard-to-buy-for groomsman.

Gift for a coin collector? [more inside]
posted by Bezuhin on Feb 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Does the bride have to open shower gifts at a shower?

Does the bride have to open gifts at her bridal shower? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Nov 20, 2007 - 23 answers

I want an espresso machine.

Can my partner and I still make use of a gift registry even if we are not doing a traditional ceremony-then-reception type event? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jul 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Non-lame gifts for cool bridesmaids?

I'm looking for advice for what to give my (5) bridesmaids. They're smart, cool women in their thirties (and of a variety of shapes and sizes), and I'm not sure that many of the typical gifts I see on some sites (super-froofy jewelry, pastel totes, etc.) would be appropriate/appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mollymolo on Jan 17, 2007 - 31 answers

Beer for my boys, or not?

I'm thinking about about doing a beer of the month club for my 4 groomsmen. Any suggestions as to which one? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Sep 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Engagement/Wedding paired gifts?

A number of years back I gave a pair of Swatches like these as a wedding gift. It's hard to tell from the photo, but one watch has the hours, the other has the minutes. They belong together so much that they barely function separately. I have a bunch of wedding-related gifts to give in the near future. Can anyone recommend paired things in a similar vein?
posted by krisjohn on Jun 19, 2006 - 8 answers

gifts for wedding attendants?

I'm getting married next Saturday. I don't know what to get the two women who are standing up with me. We are 30 something women (technically cheating for me). Both quite artsy. I can't (or don't feel competent) buying jewelry or art or books for them (though that's what they like). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by noether on Jun 12, 2006 - 11 answers

What are the rules of etiquette for a Mormon wedding-related open house?

I've been invited to an "open house" in celebration of a wedding between two Mormons and have no idea what the etiquette is for such a function, particularly considering my past relationship (and current lack thereof) with the groom. [more inside]
posted by DyRE on Feb 3, 2006 - 15 answers

What is the best groomsman gift you ever received or heard of?

What is the best groomsman gift you ever received or heard of?
posted by jonah on Aug 3, 2005 - 31 answers

Wedding gift in Paris?

My best friend is having a civil marriage ceremony and then going to Paris for two weeks with her husband and family (parents, etc.) to celebrate. What is something thoughtful that I could give them for the Paris trip, preferably something they could use in Paris but that I could buy or arrange here over the phone or by email? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Jul 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas?

My good friend is getting married this summer and her bridal shower is this weekend. I'm pretty new to this whole wedding thing. What sort of gift is appropriate? I don't want to buy anything cheesy or pornographic.
posted by amber_dale on Apr 15, 2005 - 8 answers

Wedding present suggestions for a 22 year-old...

What's a good wedding present for a young person? [MI] [more inside]
posted by sid on Aug 13, 2004 - 27 answers

What is the proper way of asking for cold, hard cash for wedding gifts?

Wedding etiquette question. We live in the US, but are having a ceremony in the UK. We don't want to have to haul the booty presents back, and many UK appliances will not work in US because of the voltage. Any Mefites had experience of the correct way of asking for cold, hard cash for wedding gifts? [more inside]
posted by carter on Jul 8, 2004 - 25 answers

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