Money and wedding etiquette.


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20% of Americans have turned down a wedding invite because they couldn’t afford it. Unfortunately…

30% of people who have declined, claim their relationship with the marrying couple was negatively affected as a result.

On average, Americans pay $628 to attend a wedding and its related pre-parties.

Many wedding experts say that it is fine to decline an invite for financial reasons, but suggest still sending a gift.

25% of those who decline don’t send a gift.

17% send a gift, but one of lesser value than they would have given.

57% say they would send the same gift.

Some other factors cause people to give a less valuable gift.

57% consider it reasonable to reduce the price of the gift based on their relationship with the couple.

33% think it is OK to do so, if they’ve already spent money on some sort of pre-wedding gift.

30% find it acceptable if they have to spend a lot to get to the wedding, which is noteworthy because…

56% consider it in bad form and taste to plan a wedding where the attendees will need to spend big bucks to attend.

Source: Bankrate.com


 


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