Newlyweds prefer cash to traditional wedding lists

May 4th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 4 (ANI): The next time you attend a friend’s marriage, don’t choose your gift from a wedding list, instead give the couple some cash-at least that’s what a survey suggests.

The survey found that almost half of prospective spouses would prefer taking cash as the wedding gift.

This move away from traditional wedding lists is in response to the economic crisis, according to experts.Straitened circumstances mean couples are keen to make sure they are not burdened with unwanted items in lieu of necessities.

Meanwhile, 27 per cent asked for vouchers to put towards paying for a honeymoon.

Wedding lists were popular with just 29 per cent of newlyweds.

“Couples asking for money instead of a wedding list is a growing trend. In the past they have been too embarrassed to ask, but since the credit crunch their confidence has grown and many have chosen to abandon tradition for cold hard cash,” the Telegraph quoted Wedding magazine editor Catherine Westwood, who commissioned the survey, as saying.

According to the annual poll, less than half (43 per cent) were planning a church or religious ceremony, down 10 per cent from last year, while 40 per cent had opted for a civil wedding at a licensed venue.

Increasingly couples are paying for their weddings themselves with just 26 per cent of parents responsible for funding the day. (ANI)

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