Just out of curiosity why do some people send a gift when they can't attend a wedding and others don't? Is there a correct etiquette for this? I assumed that you don't need to send a gift if you can't attend, just a nice congratulations, or if you know they couple well you send something.
Is this something that is more common for 20-30 somethings to not send gifts? As we got close to our wedding date I started receiving gifts from some family friends who can't come but barely know us. It's very thoughtful of them to think of us. I noticed that they are all older so I thought maybe it's more traditional?
Obviously some younger friends might not have the financial resources to send gifts, but if you take this out of the equation is there a general gift guide? Do you send a gift to every wedding you can't attend? I want to be sure I send at least a small gift for future weddings if this is protocol.