First of all, I am talking about YOU. If you are married right now, was there any transfer of expensive gifts between families? Did the groom (you or your partner) give an expensive gift to the bride's family, or did the bride's family deliver a gift to the groom's family?
Please share your cultural background or your nationality, so then I can contextualize and maybe see how it relates to me. I am 25, and I'm not ready for marriage at the moment. Maybe when I'm 30, I may try to search for a partner. Though, to be honest, I'm completely clueless how marriage works and operates in a multicultural country like the USA. For those of you with immigrant parents in the US, do you follow the marital customs and expectations of your parents' homeland, or do you just go with mainstream, white middle class American norms of dating, sex, and marriage? Actually, to be honest, I'm not entirely sure whether white middle class Americans give wedding gifts from the parents of one side of the family to the other. I think wedding gifts are given to the bride and groom from the parents and friends... or perhaps, they are given by one set of parents to the other... or both.
Most Helpful Guy
I'm married. American. There is no transfer of gifts except (usually) from wedding guests to the couple getting married. The bride's parents often pay for the wedding, but that's not thought of as a gift.
But there are no hard-and-fast rules. You do what you want, and what feels comfortable for you. My parents eloped to avoid all the bullshit.0
Most Helpful Girl
No. We did nothing like that. Our families didn't even meet first.0