Irishman sparks fierce debate over appropriate cash gift for wedding
A person has sparked a huge debate on social media after asking how much money they should give for a wedding gift.
A puzzled Redditor user posted on the Irish forum to ask the question: “Is €100 per person enough for a gift at a wedding?”
They continued, “Getting so many different opinions on how much to give per person as a gift up to €250, which I thought was crazy! Any advice on the right numbers?”
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With the summer wedding season on the way, many people have expressed their conflicting opinions.
Some users viewed the presence as a gift.
“That’s it, I’m getting married towards the end of the year. If people have the money to gift something great, otherwise I want them there on the day, not their money,” one posted.
“Everyone has money issues now, I don’t think anyone should be guilty of giving more than they can afford.”
Other people decided to apply a logical approach.
“Covering the cost of the meal as little as possible is my usual goal. So at least €50 per person. €75 if you’re feeling generous,” said a second.
“More so if it’s a very close friend or family. That’s my thing. At the end of the day, don’t put yourself in a financial struggle over it. Weddings are expensive enough as it is.
A third said: “Awful and transactional as it sounds, I’ve always heard the idea was to make sure you covered your plate. €100 if I went alone, €150 for a couple “Always very generous considering being a wedding guest is not a cheap business and a lot of people are struggling right now.”
A fourth added: ‘Anything you can give without putting a strain on yourself financially, if it’s 20pp, so be it.
As usual, among the good advice, there were jokes.
“The car keys and your firstborn,” one said.
From €150 to €400 or lamps, sheets and cutlery the answer still does not seem clear.
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