Post # 1
Recently I have been hearing from a lot of people who dont necessarily have Mediterranean or Asian roots they have never heard of gifting money at a wedding. I guess it’s an eastern tradition?
Do any of you bee’s gift money for weddings?
Post # 3
I’m as non-Asian/Mediterranean as they come (well, a splash of Italian) and I give money at about half the weddings I go to.
Post # 4
I always give money, and I’m half Canadian/half Polish, so no Asian or Mediteranean in me!
Post # 5
I usually give $100 as a gift… less than I want but I’m usually flying to the wedding, getting a room, rental car, etc so something has to give.
Post # 6
Ohh, so I guess it’s becoming the norm to consider giving money no matter what your ethnic roots are.
I heard once from someone whos parents were from Bangladesh that it was not normal to gift the bride or groom anything.. i thought that was very odd. I waited until the week after to gift them. I just felt weird about it.
Post # 7
We do usually gift money instead of getting a gift. The amount we give depends on who’s wedding it is, but it’s always more than $100. We’re Canadian, our families are Czech.
Post # 8
I’m a European mutt and I give cash. It’s easier for me and usually what the couple would prefer.
Post # 9
I’m irish and I usually give 50-100 depending on if i have a date or who the person getting married is. I’m usually running around last minute to get to the ATM never mind hit the mall for a present.
Post # 10
I always give out money. I only do money + gift for family member. The amount will depend on if I need to fly out, hotel, car rental and all traveling cost. If I am flying out, then they will get less as I probably shell out hundreds of dollars more for the trip to attend the wedding. My presence should be enough, right? 🙂
All the weddings I have been to were paid by the couple. So I want to help out my friends as much as I can. Plus so many people own a house prior to wedding already. They don’t need any more house gifts. So for me it make sense to just give out money.
Post # 11
I haven’t in the past, but I will from now on – 50-100, maybe a bit more for family or if I land a much more comfortable job.
Post # 12
I was give money as a gift. I prefer to let the couple decide to use the money for what they really need. I prefer to not to go to the store or order online a gift when I can write a check or give a gift card.
Post # 13
Gifts at a shower and money at the wedding! I normally gift $150-$200 depending on the person/wedding.
Post # 14
100% European here. I ALWAYS gift money at weddings $150-$200 from Darling Husband and me
Post # 15
Yes. It ranges from $150-$200.
Post # 16
I’m a European mutt (as Aure so elegently put it) and I never give money at weddings.
I always purcahse I gift off of the couple’s wedding registry. Cash is just too impersonal, IMO.