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Wedding Etiquette

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mothersandsons Fri 28-Oct-16 08:48:42

Should a financially independent adult take an independent gift (to their parents one) OR is it acceptable for them not to take a gift because they are unmarried?

I would appreciate your opinions on this xx

Redken24 Fri 28-Oct-16 08:59:00

own gift x

Only1scoop Fri 28-Oct-16 09:01:11

Own gift

anotherdayanothersquabble Fri 28-Oct-16 09:03:50

I think a family gift could be OK if the family were invited together. If it was a separate invitation then a separate present would be appropriate.

oldlaundbooth Fri 28-Oct-16 09:06:09

Own gift. Cheap siblings would try for a 'joint' gift. Not marijuana BTW grin

MrsHathaway Fri 28-Oct-16 09:30:16

Own gift, definitely. If the financially independent adult gets an invitation (different from inviting eg babe in arms) then s/he has a close enough relationship to the bride and groom to pony up for a present, or should tactfully decline the invitation.

Doesn't have to be spendy but does have to be separate.

MrsHathaway Fri 28-Oct-16 09:30:49

And what the chuff does the guest's marital status have to do with the gift giving?

Only1scoop Fri 28-Oct-16 09:37:28

Also didn't get the marital status relevance?

museumum Fri 28-Oct-16 09:39:11

For a family wedding we might all chip in together for a larger item on the list.

mothersandsons Sat 29-Oct-16 10:50:38

Call it a generation gap... My mother believes that it would be acceptable for someone to pony onto their parents gift if the adult in question is unmarried.
I disagree and hence the need for an opinion pole

HardcoreLadyType Sat 29-Oct-16 10:52:41

If the independent person contributed, so that, together, they bought a larger gift, that would be fine.

Otherwise, own gift.

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