My cousin was going to be married in 2010. I received an invitation to the wedding. I wasn’t able to attend because of a previously planned event, but I sent $200 in the form of a gift card to a store where my cousin and fiancé were registered. For reasons that I don’t know, the wedding was called off. Now, my cousin is getting married in December to a different man. Am I expected to take a gift? I know it’s a different wedding, but she did not return the other gift. I didn’t ask her about it, so I can only assume that she used the gift card.
Properly Perplexed in Pittsburgh
Ah yes, etiquette and money, a couple of my favorite topics (and when I say favorite…I mean not). Sadly both of those things seem to be in short supply nowadays. Okay, so let’s dive right into this one. Here’s how I would handle this potentially uncomfortable situation and what I suggest you do too.