I got an invitation to a "bridal luncheon."
However in the invitation was an insert that mentioned the registries are on the couple's wedding website.
But the registries are:
1. One with 6 items, only three of which are under $50
2. A honeymoon registry. No.
3. A link to a go-fund-me type thing for a charity
Also, the luncheon (shower??) is in bride's and my home town but the wedding is not as they live out of state. So the insert also said if we buy a present off the registry to instead take a picture of it and wrap that and send the item to their home instead.
The couple's wedding website's registry page (which was tastefully not prominent and hidden in the "more" section) says this:
"We know traveling to a wedding can be expensive, and we will treasure your presence on our wedding day most of all.
Since we have been abundantly blessed with life's necessities and are
currently working to consolidate our two households into one, our
wedding registry is small.
However, we would love to celebrate this time by helping others. *stuff about the charity* - if you would like to make a small
contribution to this effort, we would be thrilled."
So... I'm confused. I have a very small non-registry gift that I always intended to give her (I'm talking less than $10). Do I give her that and a gift card? Do I write her a check? I'm not going to do the honeymoon registry and I'd feel really goofy writing a card saying "I gave $20 to that go-fund-me!" Do I give her just the little gift and spend the majority of our gift money on a present for the wedding itself?
Does the fact it's a bridal luncheon sound like there may not be a present opening at all? I would thinking watching her open wrapped pictures and notes would be painful.