Ask the Expert: Am I Expected To Bring A Gift To Every Pre-Wedding Event?

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Question: In addition to being a guest at my friend’s wedding, I’ve also been invited to quite a few of the showers and parties that happen before the Big Day. It seems a bit excessive, not to mention costly, to bring a gift to each one of these celebrations but I feel uncomfortable showing up empty-handed. For the engagement party, bachelorette party, and other events of that nature, are gifts expected or required?

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10 Don’t’s for the Mother of the Bride

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It’s funny, most of the time, when you’re reading things like—well, this—any trouble that’s being referred to between a bride and a mother is usually the dreaded mother-in-law. But if you consider all of the conversations you may have had with girlfriends who were getting married—and if you consider for a minute who has more than likely annoyed you a good handful of times since you’ve gotten engaged—chances are another lady will come to mind: the mother of the bride.

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