I’m not a huge fan of wishing wells at the best of times, I prefer to purchase a gift for a newly married couple, but each to their own. They want it, I’ll do it. However over the weekend, I discovered something about my wishing well habits that has left me slightly red faced. I’ve discovered that I am an accidental tight arse.
Here’s the scene. I’m sitting with my girlfriends chatting over coffee. We’re talking about a wedding we have coming up over the weekend. The topic of gifts came up and one friend reminded us all that it’s a wishing well set up. “Great”, I said “I’ll just chuck a hundred in an envelope”.
Cue awkward silence.
Luckily I have known these girls for a long time and there is no backwards in coming forwards, if you know what I mean. “A hundred”, asks one friend “don’t be a tight arse”.
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Naturally I questioned what other people were handing out when it came to wishing wells. Apparently the figure is actually more like $200 per couple, $250-300 if you’re feeling generous.
How was I to know?
The wishing well thing is a bit secretive and guests don’t really talk about it amongst themselves. You just pop your card in the well and move on. I guess I just gave what I thought I would spend on a gift which would usually be around $100-$150, or $200 for a really good friend maybe.