- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
So I’m still sort of unclear on gift giving. I understand the concept of plate-covering, but when we have no idea how much it would be, I don’t know how we would do it.
My fiance and “a guest” were invited to a wedding. He hasn’t seen the guy since I think like highschool. They randomly spoke sometime late last year about meeting back up and hanging out (not sure how. I think facebook), and my fiance was going to introduce him to me, but the plans fell through and they hadn’t spoken after that. So I’ve never even met him or his fiance. My fiance hasn’t met his fiance. One day he gets a wedding invite from this guy. It’s a Friday evening at a location that does the wedding and reception at the same place. I guess inclusive, mostly. It doesn’t seem particularly fancy but also not really cheap. The gift registry info was in with the invitation. It’s stuff from mostly Target and JCPenney… ranging from $10-$300ish at the highest. There’s not too much on the registries though.
My fiance was then invited to the bachelor party, which ended up just being an outing at Buffalo Wild Wings where people paid for themselves.
I’m a student currently, and my fiance has a starter job. We live with our parents, even. haha. So as a couple, how much would be acceptable as a gift and not insulting?
And does it matter between a check and card or a gift from the registry?