So we are invited to some good firends wedding this summer, and I have 2 questions 1) About gifts: This is only the second US wedding we have been to, and the first one requested donations or had a nifty website where you could give them 'experiences' for their honeymoon (aka - 2 night on the hotes in Florence - I thought this was neat). This couple has a traditional wedding registry. I have noticed in other wedding threads that youu 'send' the gifts? In Denmark you always bring them to the wedding, and the bride and groom usually opens it up before the dinner. Is that not done here? Where do I send the gift? How do I mark them? Do I get the store to send them? 2) this is Jewish wedding, and the invitation says something like 'Badeken and Tish at 5pm, Chuppah at 6pm'. I understand the Chuppah is the ceremony itself and that Badeken is the 'veiling of the bride'. But what is Tish? And how are the 2 events connected/seperated? Are they seperated by gender? 'Side of family'? Anything else worth knowing? Our friends are fairly secular/libral? jews, but part of the bride's family is more conservative?/orthodox?. Her sister keeps kosher, and I believe modesty rules.