Weddings are joyous occasions, but there is one thing that often causes problems for both the bride and groom as well as the guests. You got it – gifts. The purpose of gifts is to help the newlyweds start their life together, it’s a symbol of support from their closest friends and family who attended the ceremony.
And now – let’s be honest. Weddings are expensive – for the bride and groom and the guests. Bear that in mind. In other words, dear newlyweds, respect the financial state of your guests. And don’t forget – your love is unique, but you are not the only one who decided to make it grand by getting married. Your guests are likely to attend more weddings in the near future and that can be a big financial burden. Dear guests, remember that the bride and groom have to pay for you to be at the wedding and that it’s hard to start a life together with a giant debt from the wedding. Everybody wants a dream wedding, but keep in mind – it’s a celebration of your love and it should be pleasant to everyone. Don’t put your loved ones in a situation where they have to decide between not going and going to the wedding just because they can’t afford it.
Remember – the gifts are a token of your love for the bride and groom. Think about whether the gift is useful and/ or they’d like it. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, but don’t bother the couple with silly things – a 21st toaster or a painting everyone hates. Think about the gift – or go for something that will be a sure win.
Lastly, once again – don’t try to have a wedding you can’t afford – or expect from your guests to pay for your luxuries. You want to celebrate your love, and it’s enough for you to be there with the ones you love, isn’t it? You should have happiness and love at your wedding, swan ice sculptures and 19-rose-arragements of a certain color on every table are less important.