Post # 1
I am recently married and received a gift of $200 from a couple whose wedding we will be attending soon. They are a bit older than us and have been working, whereas both my husband and I are in grad school. Is it completely tacky to give less than $200? I would normally give about $100 otherwise.
Post # 3
No, you should gift whatever you can afford.
Post # 4
Sorry I think you need to give the same amount they gave you.
Although I did have a couple at our wedding give $50 less than we gave them at their wedding a month earlier.
Post # 6
what you can afford/feel is appropriate. that’s unfair that just because one couple gets married first they have no say as to how much is being given.
Post # 7
Gift what you can afford.
Post # 8
I agree with Bostongrl25.
They probably would have gifted you that much whether or not their wedding was coming up or not.
Post # 9
Give what you normally give. It could be offensive either way, but it seems more wrong to give your wealthier friends a bigger gift just because they were able to afford to give you one.
Post # 10
Personally I would give the $200. I agree that you should give what you can afford, but they kind of know you can afford to give a $200 gift… since they just gave it to you at your wedding.
Post # 11
Give what you can afford. We had 5 couples attend our wedding who were recently married. We gave them each more than they gave us. It is something that I noticed but certainly not anything I was upset about.
Post # 12
I think friends are pretty great about realizing their other friends’ situations in life. Give what you can afford, and they’ll totally understand. They didn’t invite you for the money.