How much do you think Im expected to give them?
It's getting pricier and pricier to have a wedding and, in turn, it's getting pricier and pricier to attend a wedding.
So is it right or wrong to get guests to pay for your nuptials?Guests can often spend a lot on travel and accommodation and often think they've spent enough, especially for destination weddings.The trend for cash gifts splits opinion with many refusing to go along with the birthday gift for fitness instructor request, and buying gifts of their own choosing instead.Be honest with yourself and get down to how much money you can truly gift the couple, even if you might have to cook instead of get takeout for a month.They may, for example, opt to have a cash bar later on in the evening instead of providing drinks for the whole night.It comes down to what a guest feels they can afford and would like to give.How well you know the couple getting married and how much money you have will come into play.Published: 08:32 BST, Updated: 09:52 BST, 6 shares 93, view comments, in our Money Morals series we invite readers to help solve a dilemma.That doesn't mean that you gift one couple pocket change and the other a blank check, but it means that you can adjust the cash amount as you see fit based on your closeness with them.The queen of etiquette, Emily Post, even said to "give what you can" as a rule.Giving wedding gifts may require a brush-up on your manners.In fact, it costs a wedding guest an average of 888 to attend each wedding, according to a 2016 study by The Knot.
Not the bride and groom but you, their dutiful guests.
I've also seen couples ask for money towards an art fund or a wine fund.".
Student lost sight for two hours after false lashes were stuck on with nail glue.But if you are going to give the couple money, Lucy insists you shouldnt be pressured into giving a certain amount.I would prefer to get them a present because it feels more personal, but the couple have requested cash towards their honeymoon.You can decline the wedding invitation and simply send the couple a card with your best wishes to show that you care.But modern brides and grooms are more likely to ask for cash to put towards the wedding or the honeymoon.Figure out your finances and see what you have to give in the first place.This should be the base amount for acquaintances and distant relatives.Wedding planner Jessica Helyar, from, conker Events, said: Couples are generally moving away from the traditional gift list although many still feel a bit cheeky asking for cash.