Is 4-and-a-half months too far in advance to send a wedding gift? I've heard you should ideally send it when the couple sends out their invitations. But I've also noticed that often registries are picked over at that point. I don't love giving cash or a gift card. I like to give a physical gift, perhaps because after 34 yrs of marriage I still pull things out of my kitchen cabinet and say, "This was a wedding gift from so-n-so," so I try to give something they will use for a long time but definitely from their registry. This couple has a number of $500 items on registry (out of my range), and then a lot of inexpensive kitchen gadgets. There are only a couple of items in the price range I was looking to spend, so I would like to go ahead and snag one. I wish registries gave the option to pay now and request a later shipping date. So....do you think it would be tacky or confusing to send it this early. Thank you!