Now I prefer a gift list.
One that varies in prices.
I can take my pick, purchase and present the Bride and Groom with a gift.
But in the modern day, most couples have been living together for a while before tying the knot and usually have everything for their home already.
So that just leaves cash or a voucher.
On average in the UK, we spend about £44 per person on a wedding present, versus the happy couple's expectation of just £30.
Over on Mumsnet people suggest £50 for a friend and a £100 family.
Somehow a £50 gift feels more than £50 cash.
I asked twitter their opinion for a wedding where Peter was best man and for his nieces wedding this September. The results varied from £50 up to £200 for both. We made a decision, we could have afforded more, but just because we can doesn't mean we should.
For child 2 and 4, we gave a cash donation for their actual wedding. We gave 2 money to spend on his honeymoon, we'll do the same for 4 as an extra gift.
Have you been to a wedding recently? Was there a gift list or a request for cash/vouchers? Have you got married recently? What was the average amount of cash/cost of gift you received?