WCCO Viewers Weigh In On Spending For Wedding Gifts


SERIOUS BURNS IN THE CRASH AND HAD TO BE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. WELL, WEDDING SEASON IS IN FULL SWING, AND, KIM, YOUR BIG DAY IS NOT FAR OFF. WHAT’S THE COUNTDOWN? OH, GOSH, IT’S GOT TO BE UNDER 30 RIGHT NOW WHICH IS TERRIFYING. YOU DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER? NO, I DON’T. BUT HAVE YOU GOT MY GIFT YET? YEAH. MAYBE NOT. I’LL BOTHER YOU AGAIN, DON’T WORRY. WEDDING GUESTS MAY BE TRYING TO DECIDE HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON A GIFT. THE WEBSITE TINDER RELEASED A NEW SURVEY SHOWING THE AVERAGE AMOUNT SPENT ON A WEDDING GIFT LAST YEAR WAS $160. PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY MORE LIKELY TO GIVE MORE IN THE SUMMER THAN THE WINTER. IN MINNESOTA THE AVERAGE SPENT ON A GIFT WAS $101. IN WISCONSIN IT WAS $110. PRETTY INTERESTING THAT THERE’S THAT SLIGHT DIFFERENCE THERE. BUT THAT SEEMS PRETTY HIGH TO ME. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. I THOUGHT IT DID TOO. THAT’S REALLY HIGH. $60 SEEMED HIGH. SO YOU GUYS ARE CHEAP. THAT’S NOT CHEAP. IT’S CLEARLY CHEAP. WHAT’S THE LEAST THAT YOU WOULD SPEND ON A GIFT FOR A WEDDING? DEPENDS ON WHO IT IS. IF IT’S A FAMILY MEMBER? IF IT’S A FAMILY MEMBER, YOU SPEND MORE. I WOULD SAY THE MOST I’VE SPENT ON A FAMILY MEMBER IS $150. DOES IT MATTER IF IT’S A DESTINATION WEDDING AND YOU TRAVEL, DO YOU STILL GIVE A GIFT? YES. YOU DWIF A GIFT. I GIVE A GIFT IF I’M NOT GOING TO THE WEDDING. WHAT ABOUT THIS IF YOU NEED TO COVER YOUR DINNER? I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE TO COVER YOUR DINNER. THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE DO. SOME OF THESE REALLY FANCY WEDDINGS, THEY’RE $200 A HEAD PLATES. THAT’S WHY YOU ONLY INVITE RICH PEOPLE TO YOUR WEDDING. THAT’S WHAT I’M DOING. OKAY. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING TO YOUR WEDDING, KIM? OH, GOSH. THE GUEST LIST IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. IS IT? SHE’S GOING TO BE DOING PRETTY WELL. RIGHT. OKAY. WELL, WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK. ARE YOU ONLY INVITING RICH PEOPLE TO YOUR WEDDINGS? IF SO, HOW MUCH SHOULD THEY SPEND ON A WEDDING GIFT, $101 FOR MINNESOTA, $110 FOR WISCONSIN. THAT’S THE CHEAPEST WAY TO DO IT. IT’S ALL ON ME, THOUGH, MATT. EARLIER WE TOLD YOU ABOUT HOW A NEW SURVEY SHOWING THE AVERAGE AMOUNT SPENT ON A WEDDING GIFT LAST YEAR WAS $160. PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY MORE LIKELY TO SPEND MORE IN THE SUMMER THAN IN THE WINTER. IN MINNESOTA ON AVERAGE WE SPENT ABOUT $101 ON A WEDDING GIFT. IT WAS $110 IN WISCONSIN. SO WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK. YEAH. BARBARA SAYS THAT’S FUNNY THEY SPEND SO MUCH TO GET MARRIED AND, SORRY, BUT MOST OF IT IS THE WOMEN WANTING HER PRINCESS DAY, HALF ARE DIVORCED IN 10 YEARS. PUT THAT ENERGY INTO YOUR RELATIONSHIP. DOES THAT INSPIRE YOU GOING INTO YOUR WEDDING, KIM? THAT’S LIKE A DEBBIE DOWNER THING TO SAY, I WOULD SAY. HOW ABOUT $20.50, A 20 DOLLAR BILL AND A 50 CENT GIFT CARD? WOW! WENDY SAYS I GUESS I’M CHEAP. AND ON TWITTER JELLY BELLY SAYS I SPENT $230 ON MY SISTER’S

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