(Closed) What do you usually give at a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
4954 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think there’s any set amount. I think it depends on how well you know the people and what your financial situation is. For someone that is just an aquaintance, I’d give a gift or gift card in the $50-$75 range, and for a closer friend $100-$150.

Post # 4
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We give at least $100…it depends on who it is and how close we are to them

Post # 5
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At least $100, depending on the couple.  But we did give $50 once to my friend’s mom who we weren’t really sure why she invited us.  I have a feeling it was just for a gift, so we only gave her $50.

Post # 6
12899 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I give $200 at the wedding if I’m not attending, and more if I am attending, and more if Fiance is also coming.  I usually spend about $100 on shower gifts.

(If you’re trying to look geographically, I’m originally from Massachusetts, and live in DC now)

Post # 7
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I recently came across the following website that helps you calculate a monetary gift based on set variables. It’s fun to see what they suggest, but I don’t think that there is a set standard. What you have been giving seems very generous to me.


Post # 8
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Depending on how close we are to the couple and our finances at the time, we usually give $50 for not-so-close friends, $100-$300 for family or really close friends. I usually try to just buy off the registry though to avoid trying to figure out a set amount.

Post # 10
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I follow the rule of at least $100 per person.

For weddings that I’ve attended on my own, I’ve always gifted $100. Now that I attend weddings with my husband, we give at least $300. (Which we know is enough to cover both our plates plus some since we just had our own wedding!)

Post # 11
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I usually spend $50 on the shower present and we spend anywhere from $100-200 on friends depending on our relationship to them.

Post # 12
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say you’re on the upper end, at least from my experience (in Ontario).

I give at least $75 per person if we’re going, the rest depends on our relationship with the person and how much it cost us to attend.  

Post # 13
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also give around $100 per person.

Post # 14
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Fiance and I generally give what we feel would cover our meals/drinks, plus a little extra, so it really depends on the venue and if it’s an open bar or not.

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