Our friends are renewing their vows (25 years) and the reception is going to be a fun party with karaoke. What is etiquette for a gift? Would a "group" gift be appropriate? We are all a little confused to what to do.
Technically, gifts are not required for vow renewals. They aren't weddings, and the couple isn't setting up a new household. However, especially for a momentous occasion like a 25-year anniversary, giving a present is a thoughtful gesture. I'd put the emphasis on sentiment rather than monetary value. You might give a memory book or photo album, and pre-seed them with pictures of them you've taken, or special memories of them as a couple. Another thoughtful present would be a double picture frame, where they can put a photo of their original wedding day next to one of their vow renewal.
For a group gift, consider sending them away for a romantic weekend, or another gift that allows them to spend quality time together.
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