wedding gift etiquette

You Can’t Attend a Wedding, What Are Your Obligations?

You’ve just been invited to a coworker’s wedding. While the two of you are good friends around the water cooler, after a quick consultation with your calendar, you immediately realize you will be unable to attend the wedding. Do you really have to do anything beyond that? The RSVP The idea behind an RSVP is to let the happy couple-to-be know whether you plan to attend. In most cases, that means responding with a “Yes” or a “No.” Simple ignoring the invitation completely is a terrible breach of etiquette.  If you do not plan to attend, follow the protocol on the invitation. In most cases, a response card will be enclosed so you can let the couple know about your choice. Your RSVP will typically not be challenged. Uncomfortable

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Wedding Gift Etiquette

What is your first reaction upon receiving a wedding invitation in the mail?  Usually it is something like, “Oh great! Can’t wait!”  And this is quickly followed by, “Oh boy. What do I get them?”  It can be tricky to maneuver the labyrinth world of wedding gifts. Can I give cash?  How much?  What about gift cards?  Are they registered? What if the registry is too expensive?  How much do I have to spend?  What is appropriate based on your relationship?  How can I cut costs without looking like a cheapskate?  Here are some wedding gift etiquette guidelines to consider. First, let’s take a look at the guidelines suggested by the WeddingChannel. Co-worker: $50 - $75 Relative or friend: $100 - $125 Close family member

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