Wedding Gifts: Should I Give a Gift if I’m Out of Town?

A wedding guest wonders if she should send her niece an engagement gift if she can’t attend the party

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The process of gift-giving always poses many questions: Do you have to give a gift? How much should you spend? Do you have to pick something from the couples’ bridal registry? Then, there’s this one from a guest invited to an engagement party:

Dear Wedding Guru: “My niece and her fiancé are having an engagement party. It’s out of town and I can’t attend. Do I send a gift anyway?”

(Our answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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