Post # 1
Just waiting for FI to get off work and have the worlds quickest shower so we can head out to a good friends wedding. Hope he hurries, it’s 2 Hours until the wedding and its 45 minutes away.
Opinions – is $100 good enough to give from the both of us? She is a pretty good friend to me (regrets not having me as a bridesmaid, she cried, but she has 4 sisters she had to have so it’s understandable).
We don’t have a ton of money, especially at this time of year but I don’t want to be cheap.
Friday weddings suck – FI has to get off half a day early And i had to take the day off. Just to throw that in there lol.
Post # 3
I think $100 is perfectly fine! Have a good time!
Post # 4
Depends on what kind of wedding, is it fancy? I think $100 should be fine 🙂
Post # 5
I totally think $100 is enough! But that’s just me. 🙂 If a couple gave me $100 for a present at our wedding, I would feel more than appreciative!
Post # 6
Abslutely! That’s very generous of you guys. Enjoy!!
Post # 7
If that is what you can afford, that is fine.
What is considered an OK gift changes dramatically between regions and circles of family and friends.
Post # 8
@Lyndzo: not fancy, in a small church then in a hall that cost next to nothing because they had it on a Friday. Family is making the food, etc. it was planned in 4 short months since she got engaged in AugustAugust
Post # 9
Any gift is wonderful! Seriously. $100 is very generous, regardless of how fancy the wedding is. We got several gifts of $100 from couples for our wedding.
Post # 10
What is okay is what you can afford, feel comfortable with, and want to give. People worry far too much about this issue. Which I understand and am not immune to. But…a gift is a gift.
Post # 11
I think so!
After getting into planning my own wedding and realizing how generous some people can be with wedding gifts, I started feeling guilty about the $40 olive plate I gave a close friend for his wedding a few years back. The subject came up one day, and I was like, “Man, I’m sorry for getting you such a cheap present!” and he was like, “You’re crazy. That’s about how much any of our friends spent.” And that was a fancy NYC wedding. So yes, I think $100 is lovely and generous, and I wouldn’t worry about it at all.
Post # 12
$100 sounds like enough! Do you have a cute card to go with it? Sometimes between good friends, the sentiment means more than the money, especially if the recipient knows the gifter doesn’t have a lot to give.