Gift Giving

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When you host a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, or other event do you give the guests a small gift? They are being charged for the event, so a gift seems a bit funny to me, but it also feels funny not to give them a little something. A gift certificate would not work in this particular situation.

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They eloped here. My husband took pictures for them so we ended up giving them a 5 x 7 picture frame with a great photo of them in it. It was perfect and they loved it.

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Country Girl wrote:

They eloped here. My husband took pictures for them so we ended up giving them a 5 x 7 picture frame with a great photo of them in it. It was perfect and they loved it.

That is why YOU are the Country Girl...only a country girl can.. Smiling

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She hop on my tractor while I’m plowin’ the land
Rolls up her sleeves workin’ on that farmer’s tan
But she can rock the boots in her daisy dukes like a country girl can

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We try to give the wedding party a late check-out, if we can.

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I don't think Country Girl was talking about regular guests that are celebrating something, but those that have hired you for a special event.

We don't host parties, but now that we're doing small weddings/elopements, I've been taking some pictures and I'll print a nice one and put it in a frame I got from the dollar store. I did two of those this morning. Both couples were thrilled and surprised, and it basically costs nothing.

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If a guest mentions an anniversary or honeymoon, we give them a split of champagne on ice.  

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See I am the reverse - would give a little something ie we have a super sweet shop who do traditional sweets in nice bags - say a couple of them with a note "on your anniversary from Joey Cambs and DH" with address, phone and discount code for their next stay as a tie on.

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Hosting as a business, I wouldn't think you are supposed to or expected to.

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No. It's not expected. It's you being nice but it's awkward for the recipient who has no connection to you.

That said, we do give a $25 limited time voucher to guests who book a babymoon for them to come back after the baby is born.

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Why? You don't know them do you? They are paying you for a service and you provide. That ought to be plenty. After the event, A nice followup thank you note is of course required but if you want to give them say a dinner gift certificate or gift card of some type you could. I wouldn't unless they spent a fortune with me.

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