(Closed) $115 too cheap for wedding gift?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would think $115 is weird, too. It almost looks like you’re paying them back for something from the past. Like that’s the price of a couple of concert tickets and a dinner they might have gifted you 2-3 years ago* lol. I would say do $100 or $125, both of which are generous!

*I am fully aware that I am weird.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think that’s really generous, but I know we live in different areas. 

Post # 20
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904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nope, considering Fiance and I can only afford to spend $30-50 between the two of us!

Post # 21
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

In my culture of constantly broke people living paycheck to paycheck. $100 is too much for a gift!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

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@hollyberry4:  I think it’s a nice amount, if that’s what you can comfortably afford. It’s a generous gift in my book. 🙂

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@hollyberry4:  don’t second guess at all! that is a completely fine gift!

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@hollyberry4:  Anythng over $20 or $50 is generous.  Brides that only think of gifts covering the guests plates are greedy.  A wedding is not a fundraiser, it’s a celebration and you take your gifts as they come.  Plus, as a bride you have no idea what a guest is comfortable giving financially based on their circumstances; some people can easily give $200 while others struggle to afford $50.  Give what you can comfortably give in your situation and the bride should be happy to get anything.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@beachbride1216:  In the Asian culture, a wedding IS a fundraiser. lol My Asian coworkers were telling me, the average gift for a wedding is AT LEAST $200 to cover their plate AND a profit for the couple to start their life together.

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

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@raziel1687:  Which is why I would probably respectfully decline an invitation to an Asian wedding.  I can understand and appreciate cultural differences but I can also turn down an invitation and merely send a card with my congratulations.  I am not going into debt or eating spagetti noodles for a month to gift money I cannot afford and if that upsets the bride, then we were never really friends to begin with.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that is just fine if you are on a tight budget.  In my area, younger/nonmarried couples usually give $50 to $150 and married/older/well established couples give $200-$400+.  I think giving what you can afford and feel comfortable with is always the way to go!

 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

mmmm.. over here in sf bay area we are used to $100 per person.. the lowest I have gifted is $150 for me and ex boyfriend when i was still in college… now me and DH will always gift at least $200 at each wedding..

 

 

 

Post # 30
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Honey Beekeeper

What Schatzie wrote is typical for my area too. An appropriate gift is voluntary and always based on your relationship with the couple as well as your budget. I wouldn’t do an odd 115. I’d either send a real gift or just go with a round $100.

Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

$115 is very generous where I’m from 🙂

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