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: My friend decided to cancel her wedding due to COVID. Which I completely understand and think they made the right decision. The original date is coming up soon however and they haven’t yet rescheduled for a new date. I know they will eventually get something booked, but they might be waiting until after the vaccine is out, so there aren’t all of these restrictions on the celebration. Do I still send a gift? If so, when?

Answer: So many couples are having to make a similar decision. It’s so much less stressful when friends and family understand the situation and I’m sure they appreciate your support. While it’s fine to wait to send your gift until closer to the rescheduled date, a lot of people are going ahead with their gifts pegged to the original date. This is such a sweet gesture. If your budget permits, consider sending it as another show of support. Otherwise, feel free to await the new date.


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