(Closed) Money, money, money, money, gifts, money, money, money

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

How about a gift card to the place where she is registered?  Easy to carry!  And you know she wants things from that store!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I AM cheap – unless it is immediate family – I give $50. And I never give anyone anything from a registry either. I run an animal sanctuary and spend almost $500 a month on food for them so I can not afford to be generous. If it was someone like a best friend, MAYBE $100.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think cash is completely appropriate.  In this case I don’t think you need to "match" what she gave you exactly–in amount or in the way you give it (i.e. moner or a physical gift)

Don’t feel obligated to compete.  i would spend what you would normally spend on a wedding gift of someone that close.  $50, $100, $150?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We try to match the amount that someone has given my sister during her wedding. If we have become closer to the couple, we give more. If we have not, we give about the same amount as they had given.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I think cash is appropriate as well.  I would get her a gift card at a store she is registered at, or cash, equal to the amount of the gift she got you.  I know it sounds bad but we like the fact we got married first out of our friends getting married this year, so for the next 5 gifts we buy, we dont have to worry about if we will look cheap or not,

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Depends. For showers, I usually give a gift off the registry. For the wedding, I usually give cash. Unless it’s a close friend/family member and I know they really want something in particular off their registry.

When in doubt though, go with cash.

Post # 9
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Cash. It’s kind of the one thing people could use the most, and there isn’t a "cash" button on the registries.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I think cash is safe. If they want something off the registry, then can use the cash to buy it!

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