I always like to give as much as I can afford.
It is a huge honour to be a guest at someone's wedding and I like to "bless" the newlyweds as generously as I can afford to.
We had a wishing well for our wedding, and were blown away by the generosity of our guests- we certainly didn't expect people to give so much. We also received some other lovely gifts- beautiful towels, a cake stand from a friend who shares my love of baking, a bottle of Moët and 2 reidel crystal champagne glasses from DH's work.
Tradition and etiquette suggests your gift to the bride and groom should be the value of a good dinner for two, including wine. DH and I spent $220 on dinner for his birthday last week, which is about the amount I would like to give, if I could afford it.
I've never been to a wedding with a wishing well. Jeez bl00dy glad that i haven't. Most of our friends who have married lived in sin for years, owned their own homes and all the stuff they needed but still didn't have them. They wanted stuff to hold as memories of their day. Tbh I can't even remember what we bought them but they often tell me how much they appreciated whatever it was and what a lovely reminder it was of their day.
I can't wrap my head around modern weddings (man I feel like an old f@rt).
We were discussing the set up of his office and I mentioned a tray would be good for keeping his coffee machine and teapot on.
He agreed and said 'you know what would be perfect? The tray X, Y and Z got us at our wedding'.
Said tray would not have cost more than $50 between 3 or 4 people but we remember it ten years on and it has featured in all our houses.
He then went on and said he had no idea were it was. 'Could be anywhere he said'.
Mmm yes. It could be. Including ON OUR COFFEE TABLE!!
Ruined the moment a tad.
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