Must be cultural. My wedding was almost all gifts, and little to no cash. Actually I think the only one who gave us money was my mother. Everyone else pretty much bought something from the few places we were registered.
However, we didn't go overboard on the thing like my youngest sister did last year (500+ guests). I think we had @ 75 people since my family is pretty small and most of my friends from HS/College weren't going to haul ass to Kansas City from all over Canada.
I presume you didn't have a bridal shower. So in that case gifts are fine. Otherwise money should be given IMO.
The only time I saw gifts at a wedding was when they didn't have a bridal shower.
Obviously nobody gets married to make money, but I would hope you could be about even when it's over.
It's cultural. I've NEVER been to a wedding with no gifts. Shower or not. I'd never even heard of the "cash, not gifts" thing until this thread.
Last edited on Tue Jun 25th, 2013 05:30 pm by BayouBoogie