Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:36 pm
Post subject: Wedding gift
Hi ladies, we are going to a wedding at the weekend and the couple already have a house so have asked for money which is fine but how much do I give? It's my cousins wedding (who we don't really see much except special occasions)
Bearing in mind I've had to buy clothes for the kids, and the hotel for the night is £150 We aren't that well off and I've already had to pay out tax and MOT on my car and booked things for my hubby's 30th.
So how much would you give? xx
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:25 am
It's a really hard one, I personally think its really rude to ask for money, it takes away the pleasure if giving a gift and the right to hide how much you've spent. I would say to just give what you can afford, don't make things a struggle because you are worried about not giving enough. I have also been asked to give money at a wedding and I'm not comfortable with it so I think I'm going to give gift vouchers x
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:16 am
We normally give £20/£30 depending on how close we are to them and £50.00 if they're really close.
We were invited to our best friends sisters wedding a few weeks ago as late seat fillers haha, only gave them £20.00 as we had to rush out and buy outfits as we were only invited literally the weekend before the wedding so were too skint to give much else.
I understand people asking for money as thats what we did due to us having our own house but if you do ask for money you have to be prepared that not everyone can or will give huge sums.....and don't forget, just because thats what they asked for doesnt mean you cant still just byu a gift. We received lots of gifts from people, a few of whom said they didnt actually like giving money.