(Closed) How much do you spend on wedding gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much do you spend on a wedding gift for others?
    $40-$50 : (39 votes)
    22 %
    $50-$75 : (31 votes)
    17 %
    $75-$100 : (44 votes)
    25 %
    $100+ : (64 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I usually spend about $100, maybe $150 if I’m feeling really wild. If I’m in the wedding party I actually spend a little less than that, since I’ve usually already broken the bank on all the bridesmaid stuff. 🙂 

    Honestly, though, it should not matter at all what you spend. Some of my very closest family members and friends spent $25, and then people I barely knew spent $300. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Usually around $100 for most weddings and around $150-$300 for close family and friends!

    Post # 5
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I typically spend about $100. It’s not really related to my financial situation, I just think that’s a good number to give.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    For the two of us, I try to spend between $100 and $150 on a gift, but I spent more on my best friend. I’m 28 and in grad school, so money is super tight (I’m technically below the poverty line based on what they pay me to teach at the university), but I feel that these are special moments worth as much as I can give.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I didn’t vote. I’d bring what I can afford but the closer they are to me the harder I’d tighten my budget to get something (starving student over here). I would probably make something handmade, the materials might cost me very little but it would probably be many hours of work so if you were to buy it in a store it would be worth a lot more than the material cost.

    ETA: I’ve only been to one wedding as an adult, well it was only the neighbor’s backyard potluck reception(last minute invite) I gave them a bottle of wine. Hope it wasn’t too cheap. :S They seemed surprised and happy though, I wrapped it really pretty and weddingy (is that a word?)

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You need to increase the amounts in the poll. FI and I spend about $100-150 if we go solo. If we go together it’s $200-250. 

    Post # 9
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Peony007:  and/or add an “other” option

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I really think this is dependent on the area you live. Where I live (rural midwest), most people would give a gift of $40-$50. The rule of “how much it cost for dinner” would be null because typically people spend $10/plate. It’s rarely close to $20.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @lionskittyYeah, an option for other too. We already know that at least one of our guests for our wedding is going to give us a handmade gift. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @arielle $10 a plate?! That’s so awesome! It’s $100-200 around here. And, finding a caterer for $100 is painfully difficult. 

    Sorry, don’t mean to threadjack. I was just so shocked!

    Post # 13
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    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wow i think your options are way low. Me and FI give a minimum of 300 euros if we are going to the wedding, and 200 if we can’t make it. That’s pretty standard here.

    50$ would be considered quite rude/cheap in Spain, but I guess it might me a cultural thing

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    $50 is my standard gift. It’s what my budget allows and that’s that!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MadTownGirl:  I’m right in there with you, $40-$50.  I’m sure once I’m more established in my career that will go up a little bit, but I don’t think that’s a bad amount to give.

    I’ve never understood the cover your plate thing either.  The two seem very unrelated to me.  I’m not budgeting my dinner based on receiving gifts from people who attend, and I give gifts to couples to celebrate their marriage, not to buy a ticket to their party. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I usually go for $100 or so for non family.  $200-300 for family, unless I’ve been in the bridal party.

     

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