Torry_Quine wrote: »
Part of the pleasure of a wedding is the selecting of the right present, giving money just doesn't have the same personal connection. if you can't afford to spend much it can be very awkward but a present can be any price.
Errata wrote: »
Much of the pleasure of receiving a wedding gift is the memories it holds of the giver in the years to come. I received a pair of sheets, and many years later they're now demoted to dust sheets when I decorate. The giver died some years ago, and every time I use the sheets I'm reminded of them and all the good times we shared.
A tenner can't do this.
MrsE wrote: »
And there lies the problem.
I've read so many times on here that someone got something that should cost X, but they got it for a quarter of the price & its a great gift for so & so. They are delighted because it "looks like" they have spent more than they have.
I find that attitude really odd.
If I had £10 for a gift for my daughter (for instance), I would much rather buy her one item of make-up in a brand she uses than buy a cheap cosmetic set she won't.
The same for me, I would much rather someone spent £10 on something I would actually use, than £10 on something that has a RRP of £40 but they got for £10, but I won't use.
ringo_24601 wrote: »
This thread has given me an epic idea for a website & mobile app. Wish i had the time to write it!
Anyway, i wonder if there's anything that documents the history of wedding gifts.. i do remember stuff about giving wooden spoons to couples in wales
MaamBritt wrote: »
I think some of the replies on here are very hypocritical and unfair. We are organizing a wedding on a shoe string budget because we have both been unemployed in the last 3 years, and one of us is still in very low paid employment. We are getting no help from my parents who live in Africa and have enough paying for their fares to come over! Yet we have had nothing but hassle from people wanting to invite themselves to the wedding and reception. Others insisting that we let them have a wedding list. But we don’t need things we need cash to pay for the wedding and honeymoon! The flat we will be living in is small and we have each had our flats and have enough things to set up a home – we don’t want any more stuff. On our invitations we gave a bank account and said that if people wanted to give a money gift would be more useful to us. We have been overwhelmed with people’s generosity.
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