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Bought a cheap wedding gift? In that case, a cheap meal for you

Weddings are one of the most expensive events to pull off. Picture: Pixabay

Weddings are one of the most expensive events to pull off. Picture: Pixabay

Published Dec 13, 2021

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Weddings are one of the most expensive events to pull off. Therefore many couples expect to receive a gift or two from family and friends.

Some people plan big weddings hoping that, in return, they’ll receive a big gift. But that’s not always the case. In some cases, couples are keen on the idea of receiving monetary gifts to get all that cash back spent on the wedding.

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South African wedding planners say couples and families spend between R70 000 and R80 000 on weddings. That’s a lot of money to give out, especially for young couples.

However, how would you feel if your gift determined your meal for the duration of the wedding?

One couple did it exactly that and posted it on Reddit. There were levels to what you get to indulge in. There were meal cards given that were priced out in numbered tiers that included "Loving Gift", "Silver Gift", "Golden Gift" and "Platinum Gift," see? Levels.

The more you pay, the better your meal.

People online had their fair share of opinions.

One person said: “That might be the tackiest thing I’ve seen in a long time, one person said.”

And another said: “It's hard to disagree. Not only is it putting a dollar value on generosity, but it's also alienating to anyone who can't afford top-tier.”

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