Post # 1
Ok my husband and I are guests to our friends/neighbors wedding. I was at her shower and got her a mid-priced gift and then a few smaller ones to go with it. Instead of another registry gift I would rather give cash in the card.
I figure after paying for a wedding some extra cash wouldnt hurt. I also asked the bride when we were hanging out one day, and she said whatever you want, then an hour later was like “Well cash would be helpful”
But how much do you give when you have already given gifts?
Update* I am 27 my husband is 30 our daughter just turned 3 yesterday and I’m a full time student. After her birthday party, gifts, and new big girl bedroom, there is not 200 in the budget! Plus they wouldn’t be in a position to give that amount either. I was thinking 50.00
Post # 3
$50 – $100 depending on how well I know the couple.
Post # 4
@rotarygirl8:Personally I would never expect my guest to give me a certain amount and would be happy with anything they give me. With that said my opinion is give what you can afford, but I know some bee’s will disagree and say there are set amounts you should give. Maybe it’s just me but I could never look down upon a friend or family member that didn’t give me a few hundred bucks as a gift, I’d just be happy they were there.
Post # 5
Without prior gifts, I would do $100-$200 depending on how close I am to the couple. With prior gifts, I think $50 would be fine.
Post # 6
It really depends on what you can afford to give and what’s typical in your group. I really don’t think there’s a standard amount!I give $100/person (so $200 when DH and I are both going) as a minimum. If we’re very close to the couple I give more.
Post # 7
wow… i was gonna say about $20… either i hang out with a lower financial class than ya’ll or me and all my friends are really cheap.
Post # 8
In my circle of friends/family $50 or $100 per person is typical… though we’re usually a more gifty group than cash.
Post # 9
Where i live it is 95% cash for weddings. We usually give $150 as a couple or more if we are closer to the bride and groom.
Post # 10
for my group of friends..we give $200 for a couple, at the least $150.
Post # 11
Honestly, give what you can afford. I usually did $50 in my single days, $100 if I brought a guest. Now we do $100 unless it’s a close friend/family member.
A note on cash–I was at a wedding recently where a guest stole all the cash. Luckily we had written a check, which I will always do going forward.
Post # 12
Before I had a house and expenses, i gave $100 for a friend. $75, for an aquaintance, 200-300 for close friend. Now that money is tight, I’d have to cut it all back to 50-100.
Post # 13
As has been said already, what you can afford.
What is “expected” is so different between families, regions, groups friends, type of wedding, etc no one can really tell you what to do.
Post # 14
@lefeymw: I was just looking for an average.
Post # 15
I think it also depends on where you live.
Post # 16
I think so too. We give around $300 from both of us… or more if it is someone close to us..