In this Ask Martina series we won`t be answering real brides question, but rather give advices to all of you attending a wedding as guests. The trigger to write these was office-talk with one of our co-workers from a wedding-non-related part of the team who has attended a wedding recently and didn`t know how to act in few situations.
She was wondering about the most appropriate time to bring the wedding gift; is it better to give it to them before the wedding, to bring it on the wedding day or to deal with it afterwards. Here’s the answer:
WHEN TO BRING A WEDDING GIFT
It is common to mail the wedding gifts to the couple or their parents in advance, not bring it along on the wedding day. All of the guests attending a wedding should keep in mind that gifts can easily be misplaced during the reception or get damaged in transport, especially if you`ve been invited to a destination wedding. Even if you`ll be handing out money, it is applicable to send (or bring) the envelope in advance so the couple don`t need to keep an eye on it during the party. Just make sure always to put a card inside the package/envelope/wrapping so it doesn`t get lost.