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UK couples opt for hard cash over traditional wedding gift list

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on April 12th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

When it comes to wedding gifts new research from online bank first direct has found that 35% of forthcoming newlyweds will ask for money or vouchers as a gift for their wedding. The survey also found that a minuscule 3% would follow in Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s footsteps and ask for donations to charity to celebrate their nuptials.

We’re guessing that the latter number is not because Brits are non-charitable, more because we non-royals are not all blessed with the same luxury as the royal couple.

Also, because many get married at a later stage in life these days it is likely that they have already accumulated enough kitchen gadgets and gravy boats to last them a long time. So money or vouchers is simply the easiest option for those that don’t know what to ask for.

Surprisingly, 19% of those asked for nothing at all. Are you one of these?

On the other side of gift giving, the same survey found that 39% of people said they felt money was an impersonal gift while one third would prefer the couple to not know how much they spent on their gift. It’s the thought that counts after all right…

What do you think Bridalwave readers: is asking for money for your wedding gift a yay or a nay?

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