(Closed) Another "How much to give" question :)

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Cash or Registry Gift? How much to spend?
    Cash : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Registry gift : (6 votes)
    17 %
    $20-39 : (0 votes)
    $40-59 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $60-79 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $80-100 : (10 votes)
    29 %
    $101-120 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $121-140 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $141-160 : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
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    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Taeyers:  I dont think you should base your gift off of what they already have.  They arent close family so you dont have to go overboard either.  I would just give the $150 that you are comfortable with.  That is plenty generous.  I was in my half-sisters wedding and I spent $165 on the dress, plus alterations plus a plane ticket plus hotel rooms, plus rental car, plus food!  FI and I still gave them $150.  They have been together for 12 years and have been living together for around 10 but that didn’t matter.  We gave when we could afford.  We knew the wedding was coming up and had time to save. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    No matter how much the wedding is costing to attend (unless it’s some exotic destination where you’re shelling out $1000), I always say cover your plate. In Minnesota, I think $80-100 should suffice.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4216 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ok so their jobs an income has nothing to do with it. That’s really not fair. 

    If you are comfortable giving and can afford about $100-150, then give that. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I voted in the $100-$150 range based on how close you mention you are and the fact that you said your husband doesn’t feel comfortable giving over $150.

    However, if I were personally attending the wedding I would probably give $75.  That’s just around our average gift for family members weren’t not very close with.  That’s a standard gift price in my area. 

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