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The burning question*: Do you give cash or a voucher as a wedding present?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the serious news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week is stretching out in front of you and you have a lot on your plate

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing questions.

This week: It’s meant to be one of the happiest days of your life – but that’s not always the case for guests. The perennial question of what to give a couple who don’t have a wedding list has caused a surprisingly vocal discussion in the office here today, leading to a split of Berlin Wall-esque proportions.

So this week we’re asking: is it ok to give cash to a couple getting married, if they haven’t specified what they want? It helps go towards the cost of the wedding – but is it a bit, well, thoughtless? Or is a voucher the safer option?

So do you:

A: Give cash, or…

(Photo: Images_of_Money/Flickr/Creative Commons)

B: Give a voucher?

(Photo: AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Vote here: Do you prefer to give cash or a voucher as a wedding present?

Poll Results:

Voucher (2236)
Cash (1679)
Can't we all just get along? (444)

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