Q: Dear Half-Price Headliner,
So, I’m friends with a couple getting married, and I’m invited to both the wedding and the bachelor party. Both entail flying out to California. Also, the bachelor party will cost me a fair bit of money. So, what is the etiquette on wedding gifts? I will spend a few hundred dollars on coming out to both the wedding and the bachelor party, so what is my obligation as for a gift?
A: At this point, you aren’t obligated to drop more cash on a gold plated tissue box holder, or whatever other crap they registered for. You’ve earned the right to present a more sentimental, heart felt gift to honor their union and life together (aka FREE-ish).
You’ve monetarily paid your dues, and can focus more on your memories of them and their relationship. Seriously though, if you know the couple well enough to be in the wedding party, you’ll know how to show you care without dropping more dough.
If you need gift ideas, that’s another story. Just be creative. Think photos, stories, songs, poems, etc. Whatever will jerk a tear and last a lifetime. No pressure.
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