Wedding lists are outdated now; hard cash is desired.“It is more practical,” says Jose, a retired export manager who attends at least one wedding a year.“When I got married we were given presents, and then came wedding lists, now it is just money.”Deciding how much is a headache. Above that will depend on how dear the newly-weds are to you”.
The minimum is 100 euros per person; the daughter of a friend might get a little bit more than that, and a niece would get significantly more.
Some people are definitely looking to get hitched, despite the divorce rate these days (which, is coincidentally only 17% in Spain compared to over 50% in the UK , USA , Canada and Australia). Picture this for a moment: you’re having a drink at the local establishment, a gorgeous Spaniard walks into the room… (don’t forget: Spain is ranked second last in the EU with their English skills) It’s tough to introduce yourself and meet people in your home country, let alone in your new country. Just keep the fashion thing in mind - indulge in a little shopping on some of the fantastic high streets and shops.
Third, and possibly most important, keep a sense of humour.
With your deposit you should leave a message; a simple congratulations and, crucially, your name.
Those Spaniards are looking good, and you want a piece of the action! You want to be that couple making out on the Metro. You want to be holding hands and taking walks by the beach. Yet there are so many wedding-related movies, and I’ve been to my share of American weddings, that I think that I can point out some of the differences. I just got married in Spain to a Spaniard, so I suppose I might know quite a bit more about Spanish weddings than American ones.Other benchmarks can be used, such as what was received from a family when you (or a relative) tied the knot. Once the amount has been decided, your bank can transfer the money, but you are likely to be charged.