Post # 1
Another thread asked what you planned to do with your wedding money that’s gifted. I’m curious to know from those who have already had their wedding, how much did you end up with?
I was doing some basic calculations based on our guest list (a high and low number) and was pretty surprised at the number. I know some people gift more/less, and others might buy from the registry, but since most of our guests are traveling, and we didn’t register for much (already have it all) I’m anticipating mostly cash.
So, how large was your wedding? Final guest count? Anything else you want to add? I did a poll, but I’d love for people to elaborate as to what the average gift was, since I know the size of wedding can play a huge part.
Post # 3
We had 70 guests in attendance and received $12,500 in monetary gifts.
Post # 4
My wedding was tiny (family only- about 15 total), but still between cash & gifts from everyone else we received somewhere around $8000.
Post # 5
$110 per head, a few big gifts skewed the #
Post # 6
Wow….. that is a lot of money!
Post # 7
These are awesome gifts… I’m kinda jealous.
Post # 8
I’m not married yet, but my sister had 165 guests and received…. drum roll….. $28,000
We’re having double her guests so I guess we’ll be getting somewhere between $45,000-55,000 – Our budget is $50,000 and we are right on track with the budget.
Tradition in our family is that you GIVE MONEY for the wedding so everyone just shows up with an envelope.
Post # 9
We’re not married yet… although I’m not expecting money as a gift I would love to see even half of what some of these posters received. I didn’t realize people gifted such large sums! Of course, it all depends on the family, size of the wedding and I’m sure a ton of other factors.
Post # 10
It’s custom in these neck of the woods to give cash, too. Everyone knows the couple will appreciate that the most. I usually give a $100 bill. I do the same for the shower, too. I hate sorting through shower registries and, again, I know they’ll appreciate the money.
Post # 11
We had 148 guests in attendance and received gifts from several guests who did not attend the wedding as well. We received approximately $2,000 in cash and checks. The majority of our guests gave us gifts from our registry or gift cards to stores and restaurants.