This question came in on a recent Q&A and I had to ask the audience what was going on with it. Brides and Groom’s to be answered in their droves and Ive trawled through it to give you the answers.
The question was; if you are no longer invited to a wedding, what are doing about gifts….
And here are the results:
41% said that they will be sending the same amount of cash in a card.
So many noting how difficult a year it has been for a couple and that they’ve probably lost a lot of money. Many feeling strongly that a gift is a gift and shouldn’t be determined on whether you are there or not. The cash isn’t the passport to the main event. Some did note that this is really for close friends and family. Most citing that €150-€250 would be the going rate.
58% said lower amount but split down in to three forms.
- 27% are opting for alternative gifting. Many have chosen to do vouchers, meal kits, honeymoon vouchers but all roughly €100.
- 23% went for lower cash amounts as they felt that it was a token and just to mark the occasion. They felt that the couple wouldn’t have the same overheads. Many citing €100 as the main amount.
- 8% went with a token. The tokens or ideas that people were opting for were flowers delivered, a framed picture, picture frames, and other wedding related trinkets.
- 1% said they sent a gift of something for the couples house, so not a trinket of the less than €50 but above €50 and not exceeding €100. Coffee machines, canteen sets and other electric novelty home goods.
1% said none……some brides telling me not even a card from some…..have a heart guys!
Hope that helps!
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