we had a wishing well, and 17 people unaccounted for when matching up cards/money.. 17 people to match up to the only annonomous amount of $65..
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01-03-2013 09:30 #61Senior Member
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01-03-2013 09:31 #62
But that was your choice to invite them and spend that much! I don't know about you but I don't invite people to my wedding to receive a gift from them, I invite them to share and celebrate our special day. Money in an envelope means nothing to me. That's just me though, I want to spend time with people for who they are not how much money they give me.
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01-03-2013 09:32 #63
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01-03-2013 09:42 #64
I recently went interstate for a big family birthday celebration with my two kids. After paying for flights as well as all my other household bills for the fortnight, I was left with $50. $50 to spend over a four day weekend on myself and two kids. The birthday party was held at a restaurant. I had to eat the salad bar so that I was able to buy a meal for my kids. I could have borrowed money from someone but I could never have afforded to pay them back so I just wouldn't ask in the first place.
Honestly, some people really just don't have a clue. Government loans? Please!
01-03-2013 09:46 #65
If you do go but don't give 'enough' then they don't think you think much of them.
If everyone thought that way, I'd be so scared of getting an invitation to a wedding!
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01-03-2013 09:57 #66
I find it so sad that people think that the dollar value of a gift relates the depth of regard a person has for the couple getting married. As I said I will always give the very best/most generous gift I can afford however in our current position it would not be over $75 dollars but sadly I feel that in the view of many in this thread I would be regarded as a being in it *for a free feed*.
I really hope that none of my wedding guests felt they had to prove their worth.
01-03-2013 09:58 #67
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01-03-2013 10:02 #68
This thread is making me never want to go to a wedding!!
I thought the idea of a wedding was because you loved each other and wanted to share that with friends and family.. But it sounds like its a money grab and you'll only be happy if guest give you hundreds to attend your wedding.
It you can't afford to feed your guest don't invite as manny!!
01-03-2013 10:03 #69
01-03-2013 10:08 #70
I can't believe how many people equate money to etiquette. I went to a wedding interstate, cost me a fortune I didn't have, and we gave $50 for our family of four. It upsets me to think some people consider that rude. You may think a family are well off, but how do you know? Some people hide financial distress quite well. That $50 was difficult for us to spare. I love the people involved, I wanted to be at the wedding. Should I offend them by refusing to attend or attend and 'only' give $50 which is still a stretch?
When did we become so money obsessed? That more money given = better guest.
Best wedding I went to was a friend's wedding where the reception was in their backyard. Low key, celebratory, genuinely about sharing their happiness with friends and they made a point about appreciating all gifts big or small.
Part of being a good host is being gracious.
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