(Closed) Wedding Gift Calculator – Check it out and discuss!

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Spit out exactly what I was planning on giving (250)

Post # 5
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857 posts
Busy bee

Wow – in the UK we apparently give reeeeeeeeeeally cheap presents (like, half of what it recommends)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrsLadolcetta:  Well I’m flying and I’m the MOH so I think it would have told me 300 if I was only driving (wedding is in Chicago)

Post # 7
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Wow.  It says I should give $5 for the upcoming wedding I’m attending.  :/  I make a good salary, but I guess it is because we’re traveling about 500 miles for it. 

Post # 8
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It was $50 higher than I was planning to give to my sister this summer (I’m a BM), $40 lower than I gave my BFF last spring (I was a BM), $35 lower than we gave to DH’s BFF in March (he was a GM), $5 higher than we gave DH’s college roommate last summer (he was a GM), and $75 higher than we were planning on giving to very casual friends this summer.  I can’t tell if we’re all over the board or if the calculator is!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@Miss Jackrabbit:  I’m in the US and it also told me to give double what we normally spend on gifts for an upcoming friend’s wedding.  

Also, they should add an “Are you planning your own wedding right now?” checkbox, because that’s currently a big factor in the amount I contribute to other wedding gifts 😛

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I find it interesting that they ask about season and day and formality but not something about what kind of reception. A friend having a formal cake and punch reception came out way more than a friend who is having a casual whole weekend of wedding festivities! I don’t go by “pay for your plate” rule but if you’re going to ask about season/day/formality, I think that’s what they’re going for and it would be good to know the kind of reception.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

The amounts it suggests are outrageous compared to what I received for my wedding and what anyone I know gets as a “typical” wedding gift.

It suggested I give my friend $275 for her wedding I was in. I gave a $50 gift WITH my then-bf — her wedding was a huge time and money committment for me, and that’s all I could do. It suggested my relatives should have given us $275 each. They gave us $100 each, and I was wowed!

Post # 13
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It gave me the amount I gave to MOH for her wedding. Its neat, but doesnt take all that much into consideration, for example if the bride was a huge bridezilla and basically ran a wedding bootcamp. Ha ha. 

ETA: Very flawed,  I changed myself from BM to just close friend and it said I should gift double what a close friend should as a BM. Should most definitely be the other way around.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree, the amounts were way off. I have a wedding in two weeks. I used the family income amount, FI and my salaries combined, and it said to give $375! What? Seriously? I plan on giving $100… I thought that was a lot considering she’s a cousin I’m not too close to.

Just using my income made it $275 which is still too much in my opinion!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hmm, it said $250 for close friends if I’m bringing a date. I’m near Chicago. That still seems very high.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissKit:  Playing around, an unemployed MOH not bringing a guest to a casual wedding says sjould gift $120, a BM $95, thats an awful lot to expect an unemployed MOH or BM to shell out after buying a dress, shoes, having hair done, and throwing a bachelorette. 

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