Myths & Realities of Wedding Gift Etiquette

by Kim Strassner January 23, 2017

Myths & Realities of Wedding Gift Etiquette

Words with Boards, home of the personalized cutting board wedding gift

 

It's prime wedding engagement time – save-the-dates are coming. Everyone wants to find the perfect, unique wedding gift. May we suggest a personalized cutting board wedding gift.

There are many wedding gift myths floating around. Here, we debunk four common ones:

Myth #1: You must buy a gift from the registry.

Reality: Off-registry surprises, like a personalized cutting board wedding gift, are a blast.

It’s true that just about everybody registers: According to the wedding website TheKnot.com, 98% of engaged couples have at least one wedding registry.

But while a gift from the registry is nice, nearly all couples will be charmed by something thoughtful and personal that surprises them. We are partial to a personalized cutting board wedding gift.

Myth #2: You should take the personalized cutting board wedding gift to the wedding.

Reality: Shipping a personalized cutting board wedding gift directly to the couple’s home is perfectly acceptable and may even be preferred.

Though you certainly can take your wedding gift like a personalized cutting board wedding gift with you, it might be more convenient for everyone to ship it.

Be sure to include a gift note if you do ship a personalized cutting board wedding gift directly to the couple, and make sure that is doesn't arrive during their honeymoon.

Myth #3: You have a year to give a gift like a personalized cutting board wedding gift.

Reality: Gifts should be sent before or within the two or three months following the wedding.

The Emily Post Institute proposes sending gifts, like a personalized cutting board wedding gift just after receiving the invitation or “on the outside,” within two-three months of the wedding.

TheKnot.com somewhat disagrees, saying you “technically” have a year. However, their editor suggests taking care of any gift-giving within two months of the big day.

Believe me, the bride and groom will be thrilled no matter when the personalized cutting board wedding gift arrives.

FYI - It takes 5-7 days to make a personalized cutting board wedding gift.

Myth #4:If you don’t go, but were invited, you must send a gift.

Reality:A gift is given freely. There are no “musts.”

The only hard and fast rule is that you absolutely have to respond. Giving a gift, like a personalized cutting board wedding gift is always your choice.

Whether or not you attend the wedding, a gift lets the couple know you care. Ostensibly, they care about you, too – they invited you.

 

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Speaking of personal gifts, if you have weddings coming up, there’s no time like the present to start shopping.

Maybe we could suggest something along the lines of a cool, personalized cutting board wedding gift? We hear time and again it's the couples favorite gift.

A personalized cutting board wedding gift could have the couples first names or their last name. Or give them a gift card for a personalized cutting board wedding gift and let them decide.

A personalized cutting board wedding gift doubles as home decor or a serving piece.

Click hereto create-your-own personalized cutting board wedding gift. They are as much fun to give as they are to receive.

Not sure how you want the personalized cutting board wedding gift to look. Click here to read our blog.

 

 

Kim Strassner
Kim Strassner


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