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Bride-To-Be Lamabasted As She Asked Her Guests To Pay Off Her $64 200 Student Debt As A Wedding Gift

Date October 24, 2019 15:31

Traditional wedding gifts like gravy boats are falling out of favor with younger couples. Modern brides and grooms are more likely to ask for cash to put towards the wedding or the honeymoon. And while cash gifts to cover the cost of the actual wedding are becoming increasingly common, asking for money to cover your student debt is something new.

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Bride asks money as a gift

Taking to Reddit, a bride-to-be shared her idea to ask her wedding guests contribute to her loan payments. The woman, in fact, was looking for advice over whether her gifts would be taxable.

"Was wondering if there was anyone with tax experience here,"

- she wrote.

"I have a large amount of student debt and was planning on getting married soon."

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Instead of a typical wedding registry, the bride-to-be "was thinking of doing a link to my Venmo account or something along those lines, where wedding goers could instead make a contribution towards us paying off the loans"

The most shocking, however, is the fact that the woman seems to have extra high expectations according to her wedding gifts. She believes her guests to give her "over $60k" as her student debt is about $64200.

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"If we receive over $60k (seems like a safe number to be passed the gift tax) are these contributions taxable?"

To her big surprise, horrified users urged her not to go ahead with the plan and slammed her for this idea.

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People are horrified by the bride's expectations

One wrote:

"Oh gosh, please don't do this. There's nothing polite about asking your guests for donations to your house/honeymoon/student debt lol.Instead, don't have a registry at all and you will receive money. "

"Just want to chip in too that I think you might be expecting too much in gifts."

"I don't know your crowd or how many people are attending, but expecting $60K in gifts is an enormous amount."

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"I would really lower your expectations just so you're not counting on more."

Another agreed, commenting:

"I completely agree with all of this."

Well, the woman might be really thinking a bit wrong about the amount of money people usually give as a wedding gift.

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And although when it comes to wedding gifts, there’s no right or wrong answer on how much you should spend. It’s all about your personal budget. Still, the average wedding guest will spend $127 on a gift for a family member, according to an American Express spending survey, and $99 on a gift for a friend.

We believe it's up to a couple to decide what they want to get as a gift. You’re wasting your money by giving gifts that brides and grooms don’t want and won’t use. What do you think of this situation?

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