(Closed) Do you gift money at a wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you gift money at a wedding?

    Yes (50-100$)

    Yes (100-150$)

    Yes 200$+

    No (please explain what you would gift)

  • Post # 76
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I enjoy purchasing something from the registry so if I have the time and there are items left I try to bring an actual gift. There have been a few destination weddings I’ve attended where I brought money or a gift card.

    Post # 78
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee

    @80sbee:  Definitely not an eastern tradition!  My FH is white, and he and his family always give $.

    Post # 79
    5 posts

    I’ve always had the opinion that the value of your gift should cover the cost of your meal at the reception.

    My family often have young girls living with us who for some reason end up married and moving out (after like 6 months). And of the 4 weddings from our house (so far =] ) 2 have had registries and 2 had “wishing wells” or basically cash only gifts.

    the Cash gifts seem a little impersonal but a “wishing well” means that people can buy a gift if they so desire. But these days when couples basically already have a home a registry seems a little pointless.

    Long story short.

    Dinner Weddings for Close Friends and Family: 200-500

    Dinner Weddings for the rest: 100-200

    Cocktail Party weddings: 100-150


    Post # 80
    4 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I gift at the shower and give money at the wedding. If I’m not invited to the shower I’ll look at the registry and if there’s anything I want to give I’ll give a gift at the wedding.  Typically though I think it’s more convenient for the bride and groom to not have to  haul gifts on their wedding day.

    Post # 82
    439 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m Asian, so money all the way. 

    I just heard from my friend the other day, that we had a friend give her ONE set of towels of the registry worth about $25.  That got us cracking up.  She knows the bride and groom yet she gives ONE set of towels and we live in San Francisco! $25 at a wedding is less than what we give for a birthday present!

    Post # 83
    1484 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Raised by roman catholic new englander’s, I can’t bear to give cash for a wedding. I choose something $75-100 or go in on a gift with Fiance for $150-200 on the registry. 

    Post # 85
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I pick something off the registry, or if they don’t have a registry, buy a gift and stick a gift reciept on it. 

    We’re also students, and the biggest gift registry place around here is The Bay, which has huge sales frequently (at least 30% off) so you can buy a bigger gift than I’d be able to afford a cheque.) 

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