Engagement gift

(8 Posts)
NotReallySureNow Sun 10-Apr-16 21:49:14

Last night myself and DP were at an engagement party. The couple are good friends and we all had a great night. The party was at their home. I'm just wondering as a bit concerned our card/ gift may have got lost in the course of the evening. When we arrived DP gave the card containing a £150 voucher to the host. He thanked us (obviously didn't open card or present) and then the card was put to one side but I didn't really see.

The couple have been in touch today chatting and I would have expected they may have spent the day opening their gifts. However there has been no reference to our card/ gift. I know it's only the day after so am I jumping the gun here? Or if you were at home the day after a party would you open your cards that day or leave it until later?

The fact today is a Sunday and they'll both be working tomorrow made me think they'd open them today. They're not rude people so I'm sure if they'd received it they would have thanked us.

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meGoes Sun 10-Apr-16 21:53:06

Maybe they had stuff to catch up with today and have planned to sit down this evening and do them over a glass of wine or similar?

Littleallovertheshop Sun 10-Apr-16 21:57:22

Wow that's a massive gift. Perhaps they're planning to send out notes and haven't opened all yet?

NotReallySureNow Sun 10-Apr-16 22:11:00

Yeah it was a much bigger gift than we would do normally but my DP is really close to them and insisted on it (even though I thought it too much). I think that's why I'm nervous about it being lost because it was so much more than we would usually give.

Only1scoop Sun 10-Apr-16 22:13:39

I'd say 'we had a lovely time but felt a little impersonal gifting the voucher but we just hadn't a clue what to get for you. I hope you find something nice'

SoThatHappened Sun 10-Apr-16 22:16:36

£150 for an engagement present. Hell fire. What are you going to give them for the wedding.

Is it really customary to give presents at every single stage?

NotReallySureNow Sun 10-Apr-16 22:18:48

SoThatHappened FWIW I agree with you but it was my DPs decision. I was a bit confused about it but my DP else if they would putting on a big party and we should.

I can't really flag the voucher thing as a reason to get in touch as for my birthday I got a voucher from them.

Only1scoop Sun 10-Apr-16 22:21:08

Was this voucher for a store?

You could word something about that....

"We didn't have a clue what to get but know you love JL etc, hope you find something lovely"

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