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Buying a Wedding Gift? Here Are 4 Mistakes You Should Avoid

Every time you RSVP to a wedding, accepting the couple’s invitation, you are inevitably faced with the oh-so-common gift questions: What do I give them? Is it awkward to just send a check? Should I bring it to the wedding or mail it to them? How much should I spend?

While giving gifts isn’t necessarily a mandatory wedding tradition, it is greatly encouraged. Moreover, weddings are one of the most significant milestones in a couple’s life so it is only right that you shower them with all your love and blessing. And what better way to do that than by getting them a memorable gift?

Unfortunately, selecting the perfect wedding gift for a loved one can be somewhat of an overwhelming task. Not only do you have to buy something for both spouses but like all other aspects of a wedding, also follow certain rules of etiquette.

Luckily, we are here to help. Below we have listed a few mistakes that you need to avoid when buying a wedding gift so that you make the right choice.

1. Waiting till the last minute to buy a gift

This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when shopping for wedding gifts. If you want to buy a great gift and send it to the couple on time, you need to be punctual. Waiting till a day or two before the wedding means you won’t have enough time to go through all the options and end up buying whatever you can lay your hands on. Ideally, you should shop at least a month before the wedding.

2. Spending too much, or too little

How much you spend on a wedding gift is largely dependent on how close you are to the couple or one of them. When it is a family member or a close friend, it is natural for you to want to spend more. But extravagant gifts can sometimes embarrass the couple or bog them with a certain sense of obligation, which is why you should be careful if you plan to be generous. On the other hand, if it is a distant relative, colleague, or acquaintance, you can get away with a fairly inexpensive gift.

3. Buying what YOU like

A wedding gift should be something you know the couple will love and treasure. It shouldn’t be dictated by your tastes. So, when you shop, do not allow your own preferences to seep in. If you are familiar with the couple’s likes and dislikes, use that knowledge to make the right choice.

4. Not including a gift receipt

Unless you are buying from the wedding gift registry, ALWAYS include a gift receipt. This will allow the recipient to return or exchange the item if the need be.

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