Post # 1
My friends were talking about weddings today and one of them brought up how much money she would save by having her wedding on a Sunday as opposed to a Saturday night. Another friend said she always gives people marrying on a Friday or Sunday less in a gift than people getting married on Saturday because she feels they are paying less and it is less formal/convenient. Two of our other friends agreed! And then I asked my mom about it and she admitted to doing it too! This surprised me, because I just give based on what I can afford/the relationship.
Are there others out there who think of it this way?
Post # 3
Noooope. Sounds totally bizarre to me.
Post # 4
Wouldn’t even occur to me.
Post # 5
Nope. I don’t give a gift for the purpose of covering my plate. I give a gift because I care about the couple and I want to give them a gift to celebrate their union.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of this. Never even occurred to me. But, I never give a gift to cover my plate. I give it based on relationship acan what I can afford. I’d give the game gift even if I couldn’t attend
Post # 8
No it doesn’t make any difference to me.
I always give the same amount at weddings regardless if it’s a weekend, weekday, casual or formal.
Post # 9
Wow! That is sad. I give a gift based on my relationship to the couple. If it is at a time that is really inconvenient (trying to get off work, super long drive, etc) then I send my regrets and a nice gift. An invitation isn’t a summons – if you can’t make it work don’t go but giving a cheaper gift because the wedding is inconvenient or not on a Saturday is crazy.
Post # 10
That’s crazy – I’ve never heard of such a thing. I’m having a semi-destination wedding and it’s on a Friday. That being said – I’m not saving any $ for it being on a Friday; we chose the day because it’s easier when it comes to rental home turnovers.
I give $ based on my financial situation at the moment and how close I am to the couple.