Post # 1
I’m sure this has been asked before, but how much do you spend on a gift in general (not super close family or best friend)
My mom is asking about a friend, and I think the numbers have changed since they were younger. I told her to ask around but since I have you and am curious I may as well start a new poll!
Would you spend a different amount as a couple? i.e. not just double the amount?
Post # 2
Rose214: For us, there is no standard amount. The biggest factor in our decision making is the closeness of our relationship with the couple. There are other factors though- money we have already spent on them for showers, money we have had to spend to travel to the wedding, first or following marriage etc.
Post # 3
For us I have always have a standard amount of 100 dollars for me and my SO. It doesn’t matter how close we are with them or how much each plate is.
Post # 4
If it’s a gift and the couple is registered somewhere it makes things a lot easier and we would keep it under $200.
If we’re giving cash, we try to consider the price the couple is paying per plate because we’d want to, at the very least, cover that part of it all.
Post # 5
Rose214: It seems to vary by region. I’m from the east coast and what’s normal there is lower than where I live now in Southern Ontario. Here it’s usually between $75 and $100 per guest.
Post # 6
Toronto bee here 🙂 We always give 300 minimum, that is 150 per person.
Post # 7
150 per person for all weddings minimum. It goes up if venue is expensive, relatives, close friends etc.