Post # 1
I’m curious…not trying to cause drama…just wondering what is the typical cash gift in your area?
Here in St. Louis, most people gave us $50-100 cash, except for immediate family and our very generous friends from Florida and N.J., whom gave $500 plus.
Post # 3
The normal etiquette here in Montreal, Canada is at least 100$ per person, at least 200-250$ per couple. Some close friends and family members give more.
Post # 4
Usually it’s around $100 per person, being Portuguese we give more around $150-200 per person.
Post # 5
I would say about $100-$150 is average in my area (Calgary.) Or at least in my circle. Family gave us much more though.
Post # 6
Fiance and I give around $200-$250 as a couple. I’ve also heard $150 – 250 per couple depending on the type of dinner reception – plated vs buffet.
Post # 7
I’m guessing the variance depends on how much you spend per plate for your guests as well. Additionally, I think geographics and income have a lot to do with the generosity as well. I’m interested in seeing the polls. Thanks for taking part!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@Ryansgirl: per person, or per couple?
Post # 9
It seemed that the majority gave us $100 – $150 per couple; however, we did get up to $350 per couple.
Post # 10
$50 I live in a rural area
Post # 11
I’m from South Jersey, and with the exception of when I was completely broke in school, I’ve never given less than $100 per person, minimum $200 for a couple. I don’t actually remember the last time we gave less than $250 for a wedding we attended together. We’ve given a bit more to family and our very closest friends. I think that’s about normal for our circle because FI’s said his friends will ask what he’s giving for a particular wedding and come close to that amount if they’re able.
Post # 12
$0-$25. People here have decent money- good wages and relatively low cost of living = high quality of living, but boy are they tight a$$es! 🙂
Post # 13
depending on how well you know the couple, it’s usually $100-$200 per couple. we got more from immediate family.
Post # 14
I would say it’s usually about $100/couple around here.
Post # 15
i would say a hundred per couple
Post # 16
Didn’t vote in the poll because not sure if you are asking per person or per couple, but the norm where I live in NY is $100 per person.