Wedding season is in full swing and Canadians are feeling generous when it comes to their spending.
A new poll from Ebates.ca reports people are spending more on luxury wedding gifts than any other occasion. The average person will spend $145 on wedding gifts, compared to $95 on birthdays or other events.
“We’ve also observed that married couples are likely to spend more than others on wedding gifts,” said Graziella Mitri, PR and brand specialist at Ebates.ca.
“Being newly married myself, we see how much time and planning goes into the celebration and we’re more appreciative than ever.”
A married couple attending a wedding will spend roughly $161 compared to their counterparts at $121.
Canadians between the ages of 35-44 spend the most at $171, while those aged under 35 spend about $123. Canadians over 45 spend about $148. Additionally, men spend more on average than women ($168 compared to $123).
Ebates Canada conducted the online survey in late January 2019 with a nationally representative sample of 1,007 Canadians. A sample of this size is accurate to within +/-3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.