That’s the magic number right now: $100 :) The wife and I had a nice sit down the other day, and we decided that from now on we’re giving $100 in cash for all future wedding presents. Nothing more, nothing less – just a straight up Mr. Benjamin for all our friends and family. What do you think about that? Are we stupid? Smart? (that’s the answer I’d go with) Or are you somehow crazily unaffected by ANY weddings this year?
We kicked off Wedding Season with a bang this weekend over in Jersey Jerz (across from my boy Doctor S’ joint) and it felt pretty good knowing we helped fund part of the couple’s honeymoon. Or whatever other lavish gift they’ll be treating themselves to for their celebrations. I didn’t run into Snooki like I had hoped, but I sure had myself a stress-free time :) With one or two beverages to boot. Or maybe around 10, I kinda stopped counting…
So why lock in a gift price like that? Well, for one thing you don’t have to worry about what you’re gonna get anyone anymore! I understand registries and the like make shopping easier these days, but when you’re a slacker like me and wait ’till the last minute the pickens aren’t that flush anymore. Plus, I’m pretty sure those UPC numbers aren’t meant to line up anyways….like bored store associates add in extra numbers just to throw us off and see how long it takes for us to realize it ;)
Also, who doesn’t need money these days? And young couples at that? There’s always something that you *wish* you would have gotten, or even something you totally forgot amongst the wedding planning hub-bub. You show me someone who can’t put $100 to use, and I’ll show you one very silly person. You can always give it away to charity!
But whether our new found idea here is genius or not, it’s really about celebrating these joyous occasions with your loved ones. $100 or $1,000 (or even a sack of marbles for that matter) isn’t going to change your relationships and the reasons you were invited in the first place. As long as you’re there in spirit, all of our gifts will be appreciated just fine :)
What do you all usually spend on wedding gifts?
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!