For a day that's meant to ring in the happiest of times, there's a surprising amount of politics involved in a wedding. And as any party will tell you, one of the most uncomfortable parts of it all — for both guests and the happy couple — is gifting.
Whether it's 'what's an appropriate present?' and 'do you have to get something from the registry?' or 'is it okay to split expensive items?', there's certainly a lot to consider.
But with many modern couples taking the practical route and asking for contributions to a ‘wishing well’ or 'non-boxed gifts'— where invitees give monetary donations instead of the usual dinner set or blender — the confusion persists, particularly around what the 'right' amount is to expect/or give might be.
From guests who believed that their presence was the present, to those inspired to ‘win’ a breakup by being overly generous, this is how much dough 27 women reckon you should (or shouldn't) contribute to a wedding's wishing well.