Post # 1
I’ve been invited to a wedding and on the invite it states that any contribution to their wishing well would be greatly appreciated as they are trying to save for a house. I’m not interested in the etiquette of this, just wondering what the average amount given would be? It’s my future BIL’s wedding and I don’t want to seem cheap but I’m also not made of money!
Post # 2
Dogsbody92: What are you comfortable gifting? If you were buying a gift off the registry instead, how much would you be looking to spend? I would give the equivalent amount. Personally, if it was for my future BIL, I would give $150.00.
Post # 3
Dogsbody92: I always say what you’re comfortable giving =) Personally I usually give about $50-75 depending on who it is. Someone really close I give $100 just for myself. Double it for my significant other and I.
Post # 4
I’d say $100. If it were for a non-family member/someone I wasn’t extremely close to, then $75.
Post # 5
I always give $100 although I’ve nice been to a wedding on my own always with my partner I’m not sure if I would give $100 if I went on my own but probably would depend on who the couple were.
Post # 6
I also say between $75-150 for a future brother-in-law
Post # 7
I’ve never given less than $150.
Post # 8
How much would you have spent on a regular registry item? Give that in cash. We usually spend $100-$130 on friends either in gifts or cash. For a sibling probably $200- $250.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
It just depends on your own finances, but I would do the upper limit of your gift spending range since it’s your BIL.
Post # 10
Thank you, ladies! I think I will go with about $150 and then when they do get a house I will get them something nice. I was planning on getting them a nice dinner set which is worth about $300 but only costs around $120 and so I was a bit lost as to whether I should give $300 cash even though I wouldn’t have spent that much!
Post # 11
For friends I think $100-200. For my brother I gave him $500.