Wedding Gifts: Where to Send Wedding Gifts?

Q:

Is it proper etiquette to send a wedding gift to the bride and groom's home prior to the wedding, or to bring the gift to the wedding reception?

A:

Send the gift to their home (or whatever shipping address they list in their registry) before or after the wedding. That way, you won't have to lug the gift to the reception and they won't have to worry about keeping track of it and getting it home after the party. However, in some regions of the country (especially parts of the South and Midwest), it's still traditional to bring gifts to the reception. If you're unsure, don't be shy about asking the bride's mom, the maid of honor, or anyone else who might be in the know.


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