"You have a year to give a wedding gift".
We want to know who came up with that one. It has become common knowledge that a bride and groom can expect to wait up to a year to receive a gift from some guests. When you go to a wedding no one says...you may have to wait a year to receive your meal (even though at some weddings by the time dinner is served it feels like a year has passed).
Honestly people...if you go to a wedding...give a gift, sooner rather than later.
If you are unable to attend you may have a little more wiggle room, but still does it really take a year to send a gift?!?! If you can't get it together to send a gift in a reasonable amount of time, you are lazier than the contestants on the first week of The Biggest Loser. Ok so we have established the fact that some people are lazy, but eventually do send a gift.
What about the people who attend the wedding and NEVER send a gift? Aren't these people technically wedding crashers that you happen to know?
We know you 'no gifters' are out there and we have a question for you....do you feel guilty?
Do you think it's ok to not give a gift?
I honestly would love to have Maury do a show with some of you to hear your confessions (he really needs to move away from the who's my baby's daddy thing anyway). I know this sounds like a rant, but I bet that every bride out there can name at least one person who came to her wedding and failed to give a gift. Gifts do not have to be expensive or lavish, it could be as simple as sending the bride and groom a framed photo or invitation. When you do not give a gift, it is almost as if your friend is paying you to attend her wedding...actually, it's exactly that!! Someone is paying for you to have an enjoyable night of dinner and dancing, in celebration of their marriage....shouldn't you have the decency to at least thank them for the hospitality?
Give gifts. Enough said.