Post # 1
My mom always taught me to buy a wedding gift to help offset the cost of their wedding. For example, if my plate cost $30, then I should buy/give something around $30 or more. I guess it would depend on your stage of life too and if you could afford something more or less. I was always a student up until now so I was always broke. I heard a girl say she typically gave $400 to each wedding she went to. I think if it was my relative or someone close to me, I would give $100 or more.
Post # 3
I usually give something right around the $100 mark, but that depends on who the person is & how close I am to them.
Post # 4
The amount I spend depends on if I traveled and how close I am to the couple. I give at least $50 but have given up $150.
Post # 5
I usually spend about $50, depending on how close the person is. If it’s a friend, I’ll spend that much, but also give lingerie or another girly gift.
It probably depends on where you and where the couple are in life (as far as having money to spend!)
Post # 6
Ive been in most of the weddings ive been too… So I have spent less (around $30) because I was spending alot of money on other items (dress, shoes, travel, etc.) I also think it depends how much the couple already has. If they are just starting off and have NOTHING then maybe i’ll chip in for a little extra something 🙂
Post # 7
If I am buying for just me, around $50. If I am bringing a date, around $100.
Post # 8
I think it depends on the region and how nice the wedding is. I usually give 150-200. If I go solo or if it is not a good friend, 100.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2007 - Restaurant in Burlington
one of the things i struggle with is how much to give as a couple. do you give $50-$100 each? because $200 seems like a lot for us. all of the weddings we’ve been to in the last 2 years have been mr. onion’s cousins…so they are all family. this is a difficult thing for sure.
Post # 10
I was absolutely amazed at how generously people gave at our wedding. It was a reminder to me to give what we can to the couple based on where we currently are in our lives. So for now, we will continue to give $100+ but someday, I hope to give much more than that.
Post # 11
Depends on how close the friend is, but usually $100-200 since I’ve been working. I gave around $50-100 when I was a student.
Post # 12
I usually spend at least $100.00. Weddings are expensive in New England, Bosotn weddings are upwards of $40,000.00, so I think guests tend to be more generous. I think it also has to do with the cost of living. If you live in an area where you don’t make/need as much, I think $100.00 would be a lot.
Post # 13
I usually spend around 80 to 100 I will go lower if I spent a lot to travel and stay near the wedding. That is more then fair, if it is close family like my brothers or something I spend around 100.
Post # 14
I always try to cover the cost of my plate and then some. It also depends on how close I am to the couple. If I’m not that close I’ll give $100 but if it’s a family member or close friend I’ll give more.
I do think that this is a cultural and reginal thing. In my culture, large wedding gifts are the norm and it’s not uncommon to give a couple hundred to someone who’s not even a close friend or family member.
Post # 15
typically around $50, with some variability. for me it depends on the person and our relationship. if it is someone i know well and am close to, i will spend a little more.
Post # 16
I always try to buy registry items when they are on sale, so generally I spend $100-120 and they get something worth $120-150 (from both FH and I). I don’t base my decision on cost per plate, because I never understood why my friend with an expensive wedding should get a better gift than my friend with a simple wedding!