How Much To Give For This Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If there’s two of you attending, I’d give at least $100.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@badabing88:  two of you attending, i say $100. probably not over $150 for sure but not under $50.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

yeah i agree on the $100

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

$150

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@badabing88:  Give what is appropriate in your area but at the low end. In mine it would be €100-€150. I would give €150 to people like thisfriend you described. I give at least €200 to close friends.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hmmm, that’s tough. I would suggest just getting a gift off the registry. This may sound bad, but I think people would notice a “small” cash amount over the price of an actual gift (even if the gift was the same amount as the cash). My thought process (if I was a total snob) would be “oh, badabing88 only gave us $20” versus “Oh!, badabing88 got us this awesome water pitcher we wanted”. Not saying I would actually think that, because I’m not a horrible person…Lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Normally, I’d say $100.  But since you were invited to both the shower and the bachelorette, I’d push it to $150.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would give no more than $100. But I think YOUR financial situation also matters.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Either $75-100 or a gift off of the registry…mabe you could get it on sale somewhere and they wouldn’t know that you paid less.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@badabing88:  If I’m giving cash I never go less than $100, but for this wedding (because it’s a dessert reception, mostly), I’d probably buy a registry item for $50 if I was going alone and maybe $80 if I was bringing a date. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

$50 gift off the registry.  If no registry then I might shell out $75 but no more for an acquaintance (which is what she is now if you haven’t really spoken in over two years.) I seriously would consider not going if she’s not a close friend but that’s just me.

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