Jun 21, 201710:59 AM
Let Them Eat Cake
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Wediquette Wednesday: Do you take large gifts to the reception?
Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)
Question: A member of my friend group is getting married in a few weeks. All of our friends went in on the big gas grill the couple had on their registry. The guys want to load it up and take it to the reception location early on the day of the wedding, so our friends can see it topped off with a huge white bow near the gift table at the party. Another friend and I keep arguing against it, because we were taught that you send gifts to the home of either the bride, groom, couple if they share a home or the bride’s parents. Do you take large gifts to the reception?
Answer: What a generous gift. Your friends must be special to everyone in your group. Also, it’ll be a lot of fun for all of you to gather around the grill for backyard barbecues for years to come. While the guys certainly have their hearts in the right place, traditionally, as you noted it’s best to send gifts to the home of either the bride, groom, couple if they share a home or the bride’s parents. This is especially true when it comes to large gifts that will be cumbersome to haul out to the couple’s car or that of their designated gift gatherer, load up and deliver to wherever they’ve decided to store the gifts until after the honeymoon.
Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.