Norway’s wedding season is approaching and gift-givers are not shy about spending, according to a new Nordic inquiry from bank Nordea.
Results show first-time “I Doer’s” set the tills, if not some church bells ringing, to the tune of 3.3 billion kroner, with expensive dinner sets and cutlery top of the gift list. The bank expects an average of 80 guests will fork out approximately 70,000.
Tilbords AS gift shop wedding coordinator, Gjertrud Hernholm-Selvik tells NRK she believes it is because, “today’s couple is a little more discerning and has more expensive taste than previously.”
Amounts from single people to parents and grandparents vary, and can be anything between 400 and 10,000 kroner.
However, notwithstanding some newly-weds put on relationship courses by parents, the figures and gifts look slightly different when it comes to long engagements, and couples who tie the knot for the second or third time, according to Ms Hernholm-Selvik.
“They tend to choose more everyday items rather than expensive glass or porcelain,” she says.
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