Just a few thoughts to try and explain it isnt about the gift in particular - we got a tea towel off a guest and loved it cause it was nice gesture and the thought was there - We were truly grateful and floored by the generosity of everyone who did give, in whatever amount they could, even if it was just a card with a nice note.I am not going to ask them about it. I am not going to mention it to other friends/family members. And I will send thank you cards across the board for everyone who attended, because I truly am grateful that they were there!
Seriously though. Just a card with a nice note would have been appreciated. We worked hard to put this event together and took on most of the costs ourselves. We weren’t able to invite everyone we wanted to, so those who did make the list were especially significant to us. So I think what hurts our feelings the most is that it comes off as a sort of lack of appreciation from these people in our lives that we felt close to. I hope you know that I’m not upset over the lack of material gift.
Anyway, I was curious to know if any of you experienced non-gifters as well and how you felt about it. … Or any recent wedding guests who didn’t/weren’t able to bring a gift, and why? (Did you at least bring a card?)
Thanks, I’m determined not to hold any grudge over this - But I think input from you might help to process whatever minor hurt feelings I can’t shake