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.