by Tattooed JJ
Question by C00KiE: Is a wedding gift required for a courthouse wedding?
There will be no reception or anything. So my question is a wedding gift required? If so, what? They've been together for a while and have a child. They also live with other people in their home (father and sister).
Answer by Poodie
A wedding gift is never required no matter where the wedding is held. That said, a courthouse marriage is no less deserving of a congratulatory gift than any other. Of course, given that there is no thank you for the guests in the form of a reception, I would give just a card and/or a small gift. Your additional details (how long they've been together and who they live with) are irrelevant.
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Hooray for the servers and the wonderful gifts they bring!
Image by Aaron Webb
At the wedding reception, this is the puzzling cultural thing that happened.
Every time a new course was served this very uptempo spanish techno sort of thing would begin to play, loudly, and with it, the spanish began to wave their napkins over their heads like helicopters. As if summoned by this gesture, the waiters would emerge from the kitchen, very quickly, to place the plates for the next course.
As a former waiter, I didn't know what to think... was this disrespectful, a summoning of servants for a rapid dispatch of their duties... or a joyous celebration of the gifts the servers were bringing, in a way including them in the festivities?
Luckily, I didn't have to concern myself with the question of whether or not to participate... I was going to take Pictures.