Should I send a gift to a wedding I wasn't invited to?

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When you're not invited to a wedding, is it still expected to send a gift? This Redditor's cousin is getting married, but they weren't invited to the wedding. They weren't even aware of the date until someone asked them what they were getting the couple for a gift. The Redditor feels like it's unfair to be excluded from the wedding, especially since they had to reschedule their own graduation party to accommodate the couple's schedule. But family members are telling them to just be the bigger person and send a gift anyway. What do you think? Is it petty to skip the gift just because they weren't invited? Or is it a matter of principle? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Weddings can be tricky, especially when it comes to gift-giving. But what do you do when you weren't even invited to the wedding? In this situation, a Reddit user is feeling left out after realizing they didn't receive an invitation to their cousin's wedding. Despite having to reschedule their own graduation party to accommodate the couple, they were not extended the same courtesy. Feeling hurt and confused, they are questioning whether or not they should still send a gift. Their father advises them to be the bigger person, but is it really necessary? Join the debate in the comments below.

Send a card or not? The internet is divided 🤔

WineWithHerCoffee | WineWithHerCoffee

Skipping an uninvited cousin's wedding and gift - NTA

General-Insurance852 | General-Insurance852

Wedding gifts for uninvited guests? NTA according to commenters.

faerymoon | faerymoon

No invite, no gift. Save your time, money, and consideration. 💰

Littlesttittlest | Littlesttittlest

Send a congratulatory card without mentioning lack of invite 🎉

Status-Pattern7539 | Status-Pattern7539

Wedding gifts aren't mandatory, even for attendees. Gift cards work.

penguin_squeak | penguin_squeak

No invite, no gift. You're NTA 🎁😉

joanclaytonesq | joanclaytonesq

Sending a card is enough 💌

OLAZ3000 | OLAZ3000

Skipping the wedding doesn't mean you owe them a gift 💍🎁

foxmulder7777 | foxmulder7777

NTA for not sending a gift but family needs to chill 😤

Ill_Disaster_6741 | Ill_Disaster_6741

Skipping the gift when uninvited. Not the a**hole.

Embarrassed_Hat_2904 | Embarrassed_Hat_2904

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KaliTheBlaze | KaliTheBlaze

Inquiring about lost invitation is a good idea. NTA.

soniabegonia | soniabegonia

Invitation ≠ automatic gift. NTA for sending a gift.

b1lllevansatmariposa | b1lllevansatmariposa

No invite, no gift 🎁 - NTA for not sending one.

VerendusAudeo | VerendusAudeo

Don't waste your time and money on ungrateful people 🙅‍♀️

atxtrace | atxtrace

Miss Manners approves: No gift for uninvited guests 🎁🚫

Sidneyreb | Sidneyreb

Graduation snub revenge? 👀 NTA gets support

IamNotTheMama | IamNotTheMama

Excluded from cousin's virtual wedding, NTA according to commenter 🤷‍♀️

Nearby-Complaint | Nearby-Complaint

Get creative with your gift - donate to a cause they hate 🎁

ScrumpetSays | ScrumpetSays

When you weren't invited to the wedding but everyone else was 😕

Mirandy3630 | Mirandy3630

Save your money 💸 and skip the gift 🎁

Life_Economist_3668 | Life_Economist_3668

Family relation invited, no need for gift. Awkward situation.

fckinfast4 | fckinfast4

Family drama and wedding invites - NTA gets support 👍

KittyKiitos | KittyKiitos

Before assuming exclusion, ask for clarity. YWNBTA without gift.

ParticularReview4129 | ParticularReview4129

Celebrate your birthday weekend in style 🎉🦈🪂

Sea-Ad9057 | Sea-Ad9057

Don't expect gifts from uninvited guests, it's tacky 😒🎁

Future-Jury8212 | Future-Jury8212

Confirm you're not invited before skipping gift or attending wedding 🎁

outofrhyme | outofrhyme

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EvaMohn1377 | EvaMohn1377

Advice for handling uninvited wedding gifts 💍

Motor_Crow4482 | Motor_Crow4482

No invite, no gift 🎁🚫 #NTA

throwtheclownaway20 | throwtheclownaway20

Wedding invite rule: NTA, no gift without an invitation.

mundanenightmare | mundanenightmare

Agree! No invite, no gift 🎁🚫

svifted | svifted

Gifting uninvited to a wedding: NTA or passive aggressive?

ImpressiveCollar5811 | ImpressiveCollar5811

Skip the gift, avoid the drama. NTA 🎁

liselov | liselov

Setting boundaries with family and prioritizing self-care 🙏

1971ejss | 1971ejss

Treat yourself, NTA. Don't waste time on Maddy's wedding 🎉

ComfortableIll5918 | ComfortableIll5918

Don't ghost your cousin, but let him know you're hurt 😔

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Send a thoughtful card, gifts aren't necessary 🎁

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Kindly ask your cousin about the invite before sending a gift 🎁

Missperhaps | Missperhaps

Missed invitation or genuine oversight? 🤔

Bubbly-Kitty-2425 | Bubbly-Kitty-2425

Etiquette check: No invite, no gift. 😎

No-Bus-5200 | No-Bus-5200

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Skipping the invite, skip the gift. NTA 🎁❌

Aggravating_Mind_399 | Aggravating_Mind_399

No invite, no gift! NTA for sure 🎉

Flat_Worldliness3430 | Flat_Worldliness3430

Gifts for uninvited weddings? NTA says no way 🚫🎁

AirFreshener__ | AirFreshener__

Sending a gift to an uninvited wedding? NTA says Reddit

D_Nicole91 | D_Nicole91

Gift giving etiquette for uninvited weddings explained 🎁

AnonRandThrowaway | AnonRandThrowaway

Skipping the invite but expecting a gift? NTA says no.

LeeLoo_Potter | LeeLoo_Potter

Etiquette experts say no gift necessary for uninvited weddings 🎁

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Possible invitation mistake, but unlikely. 🤔

MotherRainbow | MotherRainbow

Wedding gift etiquette: not invited, not required to send present 🎁

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Respectfully decline sending a gift if you feel slighted 👎

bekalc | bekalc

Wedding gift etiquette: invited guests should send gifts, uninvited guests shouldn't.

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Skipping the wedding? No worries, bring your own adventure 🏞️

Mermaidtoo | Mermaidtoo

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