(Closed) Feeling guilty about insufficient gift?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our standard gift at weddings is $50 and that’s for both of us. There is no right or wrong amount – give what you are comfortable with.

Post # 4
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I wouldn’t worry about it. You sent a lovely gift, and no bride I know is keeping score against her guests.

Post # 5
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@Jijitattoo:  I’m sure you being there was the present they really wanted. Its not a fundraiser. its a wedding. I’m sure the couple is very thankful for your gift.

Post # 6
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think your gift was more than reasonable and generous!

Post # 7
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s what I would have given for my hubby and I!!!

Post # 8
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You picked out a lovely gift and took time and money to spend the day with them. That is the important part. Every circle is different in what is standard for weddings. Even if something IS standard, you are never obligated to spend more than you can afford.

Post # 9
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow, $100 per person is ridiculous in this day and age, especially if you are traveling to attend the wedding. I’m sorry, but we simply don’t have money for that unless you are a really close friend or relative. I would not feel guilty. You gifted what you could, and what I would say is very generous! 

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