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Woman Starts Debate After Asking For Advice On How Much Cash To Gift Bride And Groom

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Woman Starts Debate After Asking For Advice On How Much Cash To Gift Bride And Groom

A wedding guest has started a debate on Facebook, after she asked for advice on how much was an appropriate amount to gift a bride and groom on their big day.

"If giving money as a wedding present what might be an acceptable amount to give as a couple?" she asked. "Wedding is in a castle in Kent and we are invited all day."

And let's just say the internet was very divided.

One woman started a debate after asking for some advice (Credit: Shutterstock)
One woman started a debate after asking for some advice (Credit: Shutterstock)
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While a number of people suggested between £50-£100 depending on the guests' budget and how close they are to the couple, others were horrified.

One person wrote: "£30 is a good amount, £50 if you have it and £100 if you are flush."

"£50-100 depending on how much you can afford. I think if you are invited all day, then the higher end," a second added. "Think about how much you would pay for a date night etc. If you have to pay for a hotel/cabs and other expenses and money is tight then stick to the £50 mark."

"All day I would say £70-100 for two people," commented a third.

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"£100 as a minimum... all these people with shocked faces, realistically what is £100 these days? Three takeaways, night out at the pub? Couple of new tops? Sadly £100 doesn't go far now!"

Users had mixed feelings on how much should be given (Credit: Facebook)
Users had mixed feelings on how much should be given (Credit: Facebook)

But others were horrified, with one person responding: "[That's] a months gas and electric or couple weeks shopping for some. £100 could break family if it's expected."

"Remember you're not paying for your meal! You're a guest! Give what you are comfortable with," added another.

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One wrote: "It amazes me the amount of people saying they were hurt that they didn't get much or anything from their guests! I was too busy having fun with the people I wanted around me on my wedding day. Sure I was appreciative when we got gifts but I wasn't offended when I didn't.

"That mindset of thinking people should lay gifts at your feet because you invited them is terribly self centred and materialistic.

"Give what you want not what you think you should and if they think negatively for the sum then they aren't worth your friendship."

Some had some very strong opinions (Credit: Facebook)
Some had some very strong opinions (Credit: Facebook)
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And another said: "Am I missing something here? Everyone's saying an amount because of how much it cost the couple for the guest to be there... that's madness!

"The couple have the wedding that THEY want not the wedding the GUESTS would like so why should the GUEST have to give enough to cover themselves?"

Yikes! What do you think?

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Topics: Life News, Money, Wedding

Lucy Devine
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