Post # 1
That is, how much in gift money did you receive, vis-a-vis your wedding expenditures. Your answer should be a percentage of your final budget. Don’t make this into a catty post. It’s just a fun informational thing.
Also post your culture, region, or country, and if it is more popular to give cash or gifts (or nothing lol) at a wedding. Or post anything else that you might think relevant.
Edit: I included not yet married options as well. For those of you who don’t know who Charlie and Sabrina are, you should just go away now. JK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNv60bBTw3E
Post # 3
Interesting questions! I’ll be interested to see what the responses are.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
I ROFL’ed at some of the caption on the poll! You rock heather!
ETA: I voted 0% but we asked for no gifts… Not sure if that really counts.
Post # 5
ahhaha Meerkat! I have been smiling at my 401K one for a minute. Couldn’t wait to use it in something.
Post # 7
Lol, lol, lol, I can’t stop laughing!
Post # 8
We got about half what we spent but we paid for everything up front from a separate wedding-budget so if we got anything it was “extra”.
I STILL have giftcards that I’m trying to use from the wedding though. Funny that I just used one of our wedding gifts to buy maternity pants.
Post # 9
We got more than what we put into the wedding. Though not everyone did the “cover your plate”, the people who gave more than that covered everyone else. We also had a lot of people who didn’t attend send gifts. So we received slightly more than what we spent.
Post # 10
We got about 10% back – but it was bonus because we didn’t really expect anything back to cover wedding expenses!
Post # 11
We got back more than WE paid for the wedding..however, as a percentage of TOTAL money spent on the wedding (money spent by us and our parents), we made back about 30%.
We live in NYC and cash gifts are by far the norm for weddings…out of 150 guests, I think we received like 5 tangible gifts, and the rest was cash. We received gifts from all but two guests, including a bunch from people who didn’t attend.
Post # 12
Your options are hilarious =]. We ended up with about 15% in cash back. A lot of people only gave $40 or $60, which was expected and no big deal.
Post # 13
Hey guys, I have updated this post to include waiting and engaged bees as well. Plus I added one of my all-time favorite clips.
Post # 14
Well we delibrately asked for no gifts. We both had fully stocked households and needed nothing, in fact we threw a ton of crap away.
A few people did give us cash/checks but I never thought of it as recouping the wedding money. I only spent 5K on the wedding. reception and pig roast held the next day and he paid for the honeymoon. There was no way we were going in tp debt for a wedding!
Post # 15
great poll options! too bad its to early to toss my experience in
Post # 16
I should clarify. Recouping in this instance doesn’t mean what did you get in gifts that had to be applied to outstanding wedding costs and debt. I just mean what was your gift to expenditure ratio.