Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A 2009 survey on the WeddingChannel.com found that brides expect friends to spend $70 and family to spend $129. Really?? Eee gad!! I guess I just need to stay home. You know, when we were married, I just wanted people to come share the day. I rememeber reading at the time about some bride who was furious that she had spent $150.00 a plate on the guests' wedding reception dinner, only to have "people that I really didn't want to invite in the first place show up with a pathetic $100.00 gift card." Do I have a totally skewed view on this, or is that just really wrong? Help me out here. If you don't want people to come, don't invite them. Accept gifts as just that--a GIFT, not an obligation. And don't even get me started on the $300-per-place-setting china that ends up never being used.
I know I have a lop-sided view of this, so I would really appreciate your thoughts and comments. I try to have a gift that is about a $50 value, which may mean I spend that much, or get a $100 gift on sale. I have gone higher and lower. I remember my mom telling of weddings back in the day where the guests showed up with quarts of homemade goodies and handmade quilts. I'd go for that!!
Your comments please....
No news on Mom today...CT scan went well, but we don't know results yet.