Weddings are very special and people are very conscious for each and every detail of their wedding including the venue, catering, decoration, dress, guest list and also wedding hampers. Many people are courteous to be thankful for all the wedding gifts they receive from the invitees however sometimes certain people are not very welcoming to a gift that is not according to their choice. This seems quite rude on the part of recipient since a gift is not something that one should expect to be of perfect choice. Nobody knows if you are fond of jewelry or you can be delighted with a simple flower bouquet on your gorgeous day. The recipient is solely gifting you with pure feelings and best wishes for your future life. One must not create a fuss out of it if the wedding gift is not according to your expectations.
One such incident was mentioned in Huffington Post UK where a couple received a simple and probably inexpensive gift box containing some foodies like chocolates, biscuits, sweets, and other specialty foods; from their couple friends. They were quite upset about the gift and termed it to be cheap and embarrassing gift since it had nothing worth sharing with their family. They clashed with the guest couple and harshly condemned them for their unattractive and useless gift. The recipient even told them that it was a mistake to spend money on them by inviting them to the wedding and couldn’t reimburse his amount in the form of a delicate and expensive gift. This was a really rude behavior and it definitely would have hurt the sentiments of the guest couple.
Anna Post, an Etiquette Expert says that it is up to the guest that what type of gift they want to give to the couple. It totally depends on their budget and the relationship that they maintain with the wedded couple. They should not be judged on the price of the gift because there is no minimum or maximum amount for a gift.
Weddings are celebrated with our family and friends in a lavish style because we all want our closed ones to be with us in our moments of happiness. When we are inviting them for their love, support and wishful prayers, then we should not become materialistic when it comes to gifts. One should not be judgmental about someone on the basis of wedding gift because you cannot measure the feelings and emotions with mere worldlythings. Relationships should not be tied by these material things and one should give respect to the choices of their loved ones. Even if you don’t like the gift you should gracefully accept it and do not let them know about your feelings about the gift.
On the other hand, the invitees should also be a little careful when selecting a wedding gift for the couple. They should know the nature of relationship with their recipient and make sure that they choose the best gift that is somewhat close to the choice of the recipient. If they have a very formal relationship, they should get something exceptional or get help from various sources. Like in UK there are hundreds of online retailers offering exquisite variety of wedding hampers UK that are specifically arranged by expert designers. These are a safe spending on a wedding hamper if you are not aware of the desires or requirements of the recipient. They are properly arranged with quality products, and presented in chic designed boxes or baskets that make a long lasting impression on the recipient and guests as well.
So next time you want to send a wedding gift, do a little research on the couple’s requirements and the options available to avoid any hardships between you and the recipient.