Poles would not understand/accept that a friend of theirs living in Australia does not give more
Naw, come on now, it's a family friend.....like if my sister's best friend was getting married back in Galway would I have to give 250euros just coz I know her and I wasn't invited to the wedding?
Naw, no way, I might, might give her 50 euros the next time I saw her, I wouldn't bother with a card.
If you didn't invite me to be with you on your special day then pfft, I'm not bothered.
are extremely materialistic
That's just a sweeping generalisztion and yea, I know you live in Warsaw and most people from there are douchebags but still it's not a nice comment to make. Woujdl you like it if I said that I thought all French people are arrogant? I doubt you would.........I don't btw, I love the French, never once met a French person I didn't get along with :)
Apparently in Poland giving cash seems alright but does it not look a bit "vulgar"?
the problem though is that Polish weddings are far more expensive relatively than western weddings y'know?
An Irish wedding can cost let's say, for exmaple 30,000 euros, but with both people working it's affordable, or at least affordable to take a loan. With Polish weddings that's not always the case and the vast majority are very, very lucky if they break even with their costs and gifts, that's why people give money.