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What is the Best Wedding Present for Millennials?

We’re millennials, we’re people of the Facebook generation, we’re heavy geeks, weirdos, and this is supposed to be the best day of our lives.

We’ve been preparing for it for a long, long time. We’ve browsed plenty of web pages, we’ve checked out heaps of fashion and wedding blogs, and we’ve reached out to people known to be leaders in the wedding industry. We’ve also checked out almost every wedding movie shot in the last 20 years.

As you see now, we’re millennials, and we’ve been preparing for this day very hard. Being cantankerous and paying great attention to each and every detail, we came up with a fascinating wedding theme, like everything has to be yellow, or guests have to come with their own spirits, etc.

We, the millennials, put plenty of time and effort into this wedding of ours. We probably even took a loan to pay for all those bells and whistles that are to accompany our wedding. We’ve also tried to land Jared Leto to sing during our first dance, but since he was busy acting and concerting, we settled for another – just a little bit, slightly less fancy – performer, who still has a pretty high fee.

Speaking of which, as you’ve already understood, a wedding of a true millennial costs an arm and a leg. That’s why, our dear Aunt Dorothy from Massachusetts, please give us money! Tucked into a nice wedding envelope, just bring us money and, please, enjoy our wedding for as long as you want!

No second option given, Aunt Dorothy Dear Aunt Dorothy, we know you’re a well-respected lady in your hometown and have traveled to honor our festive occasion with your presence, but it’s still our wedding and we want it to be our way.

We’re fully aware that you’ve been to thousands of weddings in your cozy home city, and you’ve made thousands of ‘top-class’ wedding gifts which turned out to be ‘just what newly-weds needed’. Don’t get us wrong, we in no way mean to undermine your wedding gift-buying talent and judge your choice of kitchenware, sheets, blankets and cute cat statues, but if you’ve ever been to a millennials’ wedding (among those copious amounts of weddings you’ve been to), you already know what we need most… And if you’ve never been to a millennials’ wedding, please, read these lines very carefully…

The best wedding gift for millennials is money! Present us money and we’ll buy everything needed to live as a husband and a wife in the 21st century. We’ll buy our own blankets and kitchenware, those we’ll personally like. And we’ll also decorate our home with cat statues that we like, not someone else. What if your cat statue doesn’t match the color of our walls? Did you think about that, dear Aunt Dorothy? Money the best wedding present a millennial could ever receive. And isn’t it what really matters? Yes, it is! It’s our wedding, we’re millennials, and we want our wedding done our way.

About the Author: Stacy Green is a fashion blogger, essay writer at and online columnist. A true millennial herself, Stacy enjoys knitting, healthy eating, living in the downtown area and getting to the office by bicycle. She likes to attend weddings a lot.

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