bylromarha wrote: »
First marriage, young couple, okay, not a problem. We gave a large contribution to a great mate who got wed a few years back as they literally had nothing.
A couple who've been living together for a few years, have set up home, have had some nice holidays, got most up to date gadgets. No way would I give them cash. If they want cash, then do without the gadgets and save it yourself.
I simply don't think its rude to suggest cash
That isn't to say the "presence no presents" route (which I used at my own wedding) isn't fine for those who choose or can afford to do so.
Of course etiquette rightly suggests no one should 'ask for gifts' so what we're really talking about here is whether you can express a preference for cash over presents for those who want to give."
Keeley_P wrote: »
But then in this situation, what would you give them? As has been mentioned, its rude to ask for gifts, but I'd feel just as bad turning up at a wedding empty handed just because I'd decided they already had all the 'gadgets' they need.
shortchanged wrote: »
These days more and more couples have been living together before they get married therefore often already have many of the traditional gifts that would have been given from weddings years ago such as towels, crockery set etc.
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