Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wedding Gift Cash Grab. What's Too Little? What's Too Much?


Carol Dodge of Glastonbury, Conn., was walking with two friends recently when she brought up a nagging question: “My husband’s partner’s daughter is getting married. What should I give?”
One friend then asked, “What have you given in the past?”
Mrs. Dodge described her mental calculations for the recent wedding of her niece. She had estimated the cost of feeding five family members at the reception and then added more cash as a gift, and decided to give $1,000, she said.
“What?” her friends said, gasping.
Mrs. Dodge, clearly bewildered by their reaction, asked: “Wait, what are you saying? Is it too little? Is it too much?”
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