What should I spend on a couple getting married that I hardly know?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much should I spend on a couple I hardly know?
    20-30$ : (7 votes)
    19 %
    30-50$ : (17 votes)
    46 %
    50-100$ : (11 votes)
    30 %
    You don't have to get them anything : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    602 posts
    Busy bee

    You say reception. Does that mean you weren’t invited to the ceremony? I find it strange that people invite friends of friends to their wedding. Sounds like a gift grab. I personally wouldn’t even go but if you feel obligated, just throw a $20 in a card. I’ve never given less than $50 at a wedding but that was for a co-worker who I actually knew pretty well. An acquaintance gets significantly less.

    Post # 3
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    pixelpisces:  I think a card and some cash is just fine. I guess it depends on your area, but I think $50 from a friend of a friend is more than enough.

    Post # 4
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Well, I probably would have turned it down. How much can you comfortably afford? I would give $40 but if that’s going to squeeze your budget too much than I think you should give less.

    Post # 5
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I agree with Mrs. Beck about turning it down.  If your going by yourself (no date) I would even say $30 would be fine but no less…..

    Post # 7
    31 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I went to a wedding recently of a woman I’ve known for many years, but am not close with (never even met the groom)… I’m not even sure how much I even like her, but was invited by her mom and enjoy other members of her family very much, so I decided to go. I got a crisp $50 from the bank and put it in a card. I was hurtin’ for cash at that point too, so it stung a little bit… especially considering we never got a thank-you card.

    Post # 9
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you don’t even really know them, I wouldn’t go at all.

    Post # 12
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sounds pretty informal? That combined with not actually being able invited to the ceremony and I definitely think $40 is enough. Are they serving dinner?

    Post # 13
    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

    i absolutely wouldnt go.. **cough cough** … I think I just gave you a 24 hour bug… guess u cant make it…lol…

    Post # 15
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    pixelpisces:  I’m in a similar situation, going to a wedding as my MOHs date. I’ve only met the bride once and have never met her hubby to be. My MOH is even surprised to be invited, as they weren’t super close in Uni, just the same program. I think I’ll be giving $40.

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