If you think you can’t afford anything on a wedding gift registry, please be reassured that you actually do have a host of choices and ideas to fit any budget.
If you’re attending a wedding of a couple with expensive tastes and all of the registry items are out of your budget, know that you definitely have options to stay within your parameters. Many couples’ wedding registries have cash or funding alternatives (in any amount) in addition to traditional gifts, such as:
Be assured that a group gift with other guests is always acceptable; here you each can contribute within your means for a special high-end item for the wonderful couple.
Waited until the last minute and the only remaining registry items are out of your limit? If you and/or a group know the pair well, take a few moments and think about what they like to do together.
In any of these scenarios a gift card for a sport adventure store, home improvement emporium, or a new restaurant would be thoughtful and appropriate.
If you don’t know them well, spend some time on their wedding website – you may find nuggets of information beyond accommodations, logistics and local activities – in that many couples share personal photos and their love story. Perhaps therein an idea can be sparked for a personal gift not on their registry, a special themed gift card like pet sitting services or pottery classes, or a monetary donation toward a cause close to their hearts.