How soon should I send a gift?
Anytime before the wedding. You can also send the gift as
soon as you hear about it, even before the invitation card
How much should I spend?
There is no hard and fast rule, so it is entirely up to you.
Let your affection for the bride and groom and your budget
be your guide. However, from our experience, gift these days
range from RM100 - RM500 depending on the following factors
How close are you to the bride, the
bridegroom or their family?
How much did the couple or their family
spent on your wedding?
Whether you want to enhance your
relationship with them in the future or it doesn’t matter.
What are other friends, relatives or
colleagues giving so that even if you are to give a
budgeted gift, it wouldn’t look paltry. Some gifts pale in
Is it appropriate to give money?
Yes, it is. Being extremely practical, many cultures have
adopted this aspect of gift giving.
Is flower an appropriate wedding gift?
Always. Flowers are in fact the most appropriate gift for a
wedding unless you already know what the wedding couple
wants and that no body else is getting them the requested
gift. From our survey, we found that many gifts such as
décor gifts, household sets, electrical items etc which are
often given may just become white elephant because the
couples have no use of them. There are times when the couple
receives 3 -4 units of dinner porcelain sets, paintings or
décor pieces which do not match their new abode. Unless, the
new couple has specifically penned a detailed “gift list”
and managed accordingly in order to prevent duplication of
gifts given, it may not be wise to give such gifts. Flowers,
on the other hand, are universal gifts and always adds a
touch of romanticism and beauty to the event.
What do I do if I haven't received a
thank you note?
Ouch!! This is an awkward situation. It is certainly OK to
call and ask the couple if they received the gift. If you
find this too awkward and the gift was sent from a shop, you
can call the company and have it traced. Usually, if you
make a purchase from Pods & Petals Giftlab, they will
automatically update on the time and date the gift was
delivered. In addition, you may also request for an
acknowledged copy of the receipt.