Wedding Gifts: How to Reject a Traditional Wedding Gift and Accept a Gift of Service

Accepting a wedding gift is rarely a problem (we should all be so lucky!); however, here’s what to do when you want to tell the gift-giver that a traditional gift is not necessary



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It’s easy to recite the proper rules of etiquette when people in our lives disappoint us — there are libraries of books telling us what to do and how to behave! Unfortunately, not many of us know how to handle situations in which people do nice things for us!

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “One of my oldest friends is an artist, and she offered to design our ketubah (Jewish wedding contract). I know that it’s a huge job — and that she does this professionally and makes real money doing so. Under no circumstances would I expect or want her to give us a wedding present in addition to the ketubah! How do I express that to her in the right way?”

(Our answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

This blog hails from HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites.

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