I love them. If I'm going to give someone a gift it's important to me that it's something they will use otherwise I've pretty much wasted my money.
With weddings/engagements if the couple have lived out of home it can be really tricky to know what they already have or what they need and so I'd rather give money and know that every cent will be appreciated and used. We didn't specify with our engagement and were given 4 photo frames, 2 photo albums, 3 vases, sheets that didn't fit our bed and many other things that we just couldn't use. A few people gave us Myer gift vouchers for $20-30 and we were able to put them together and buy a beautiful quilt cover that we loved and still use 6 years later! We therefore had a wishing well for our wedding and that enabled us to buy an air conditioner, rip up the carpet and polish our floor boards, go on an extra tour on our honeymoon and a few other specific things that we cherish and were so grateful as these were things we would have had to save for a while to afford! I certainly appreciated the $20 in my wishing well that helped us to do those things than another vase or photo frame.
Me - 30, Dh - 38 ttc #1 since June 2011
natural bfp June 2012 - mc 5.5 weeks; 5 cycles clomid; 2 unsuccessful ivf.