Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ask Abby: Do I Need to Take a Gift to the Engagement Party?

Photo by Heather Anderson Photography

We all know, weddings can be expensive! It's expensive for the bride and groom but being a guest can also add up. When it comes to the wedding gift itself, most times the invitation will include where the happy couple is registered.

But what about the engagement party? This is a gray area. Gifts are of course almost always welcome but not necessarily required for  the engagement party. Most likely the couple has not registered anywhere yet. However if you feel so inclined, a nice bottle of wine or a thoughtful gift is a nice touch to thank them for hosting you!

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