What do you normally give as a wedding gift?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Lbward6:  If they have a registry, I buy something off the registry as soon as I find out where they are registered. That way I have the best selction in terms of my my budget and choice of item.

If they aren’t registered we give a check.

Post # 3
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We usually give Target gift cards! We loved getting those, personally, so we went with it.


ETA: we live in California.

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  whoa_its_ash.
Post # 4
716 posts
Busy bee

If I am invited to and attend the bridal shower, then I give a gift off the registry ($200 for family and close friends, $100 for others).  If I attend the wedding, then I give a check ($300 for family and close friends from me and my FI, $200 for others from both of us).  If I attend both the bridal shower and wedding, then I give both the registry gift and the check.

Post # 5
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Lbward6:  I’m in NJ. I give a gift from the registry at the shower (or another day if I can’t make it) and $200 in a card at the wedding. 

Post # 6
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I give something off the registry ranging from 100-250$ depending on how flush I am at the moment and how much I like the couple haha

Post # 7
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Lbward6:  Ontario, Canada here.

I typically give money (unless we’re really close to the couple and can give them something we know they’ll love). I find cash the easiest, then they can buy whatever they want!

Post # 8
1905 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We always do a check. I would personally rather have the cash & hate trying to mill through 12 pages of registry items. 

We typically do $100 & our from the South (way cheaper cost of living here). 

Post # 9
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Generally between $150-200 depending on closeness to the couple. I have not given a physical gift off a registry since 2008. It’s always money now.

Post # 10
3095 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Lbward6:  Well, it somewhat depends. If I’ve been invited to the wedding shower, I always give a gift off of their registry. Then for the actual wedding day gift it’s usually a check in a card, because I don’t want to carry a toaster into the wedding. If not a check, then I usually stick a gift card to one of the stores they registered at in the card. Regardless, shower = gift from their registry; wedding = monetary gift (check or gift card). Oh, and I live in SWFL.

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  MrsMeowton.
Post # 11
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

For the wedding I usually give $200 cash (I don’t like checks because sometimes the couple has a headache trying to cash them with name changes and such). 

Post # 12
1022 posts
Bumble bee

Gift from the registry for the shower and cash for the wedding.

Post # 13
1043 posts
Bumble bee

We do a gift off the registry in the 50-100 range and a gift card to the place of registry for 50.  To total out a gift of about $100.  We’re from CA living in WA state.

Post # 14
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Physical gift from the registry for a shower and money for the wedding.

Post # 15
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Something off the registry for the shower, then a check for the wedding.

East coast

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