More than 40% of Brits say wedding gifts are outdated, survey reveals

09 Aug 2019

What do wedding guests really think of giving wedding gifts?

Candle making supplier, Cosy Owl, conducted a study to investigate the change in value of wedding gifts in the UK over the past five years.

The study found that wedding guests in the UK are prepared to spend £44.97 on a gift in 2019 – 10% less than five years ago. However, the 2,500 wedded couples surveyed said that they would expect their guests to spend £50.70 on a gift on average - 11% more than guests' actually plan on spending.

With more couples choosing to celebrate abroad, 81% of Brits said it would be unacceptable for couples to have a wedding gift list if they were asking guests to travel abroad for the ceremony. Similar to this, 35% said that if a couple is having a second wedding, it’s definitely not okay to have another wedding gift list. 

21% said they would be put off if a couple were to ask guests for money rather than a gift, with 41% believing wedding gift lists are outdated altogether. 

*2019 survey of 2,500 by Cosy Owl

What are your thoughts on wedding gifts? Email megan.goodwin@archant.co.uk for a chance to be featured. 

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