(Closed) Cash Gifts – what is typical in your area?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much?
    $25 - $50 : (5 votes)
    6 %
    $51 - $100 : (26 votes)
    33 %
    $101 - $200 : (32 votes)
    40 %
    $201 - $300 : (15 votes)
    19 %
    $301 - $400 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    $401 - $500 : (0 votes)
    $501 - $600 : (0 votes)
    Other, please explain : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    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
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Usually it’s around $100 per person, being Portuguese we give more around $150-200 per person.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    788 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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 # 8
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    @Ryansgirl:  per person, or per couple?

    Post # 9
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It seemed that the majority gave us $100 – $150 per couple; however, we did get up to $350 per couple.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    $50 I live in a rural area

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    $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
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    depending on how well you know the couple, it’s usually $100-$200 per couple.  we got more from immediate family.

    Post # 14
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would say it’s usually about $100/couple around here.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    i would say a hundred per couple

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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.

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