This week’s blog is a bit of a reaction to recent headlines. The nation went mad as they sympathised with a Mumsnet user who was asked to “adjust” her wedding gift of a £100 cheque (you can read all about it here). The guest was reportedly gobsmacked at being told her contribution “didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day”.
Wedding gifts have somewhat changed over the past couple of years as cutlery sets fall out of favour and monetary gifts become more popular. Websites like Honeyfund allow guests to donate into your honeymoon pot. Wedding cards with a bit of cash inside are on the rise. Since most couples live together, household items seem superfluous unless you can offer true luxury pieces that the newlyweds will proudly dig out on a special occasion.
So when you’re told that £100 is too little, what do you do? Is it too little? Of course not! In my opinion you get what you’re given and the couple should be grateful for everything. Gifts and presents are an extra to your special day rather than the end goal. If someone decides to give you a gift, great! If they offer some money, fantastic! If they don’t offer anything at all, believe it or not, that’s okay too. Not everyone can spare the expense to get you a wedding gift so just be thankful they came.
My favourite gifting line for invitations is:
“Your presence is present enough”
Those are my thoughts on the subject, what do you think? I may do a guide on compiling your wedding gift list soon so stay tuned for that.
Ta ta for now!