(Closed) How much cash did you gift at the last wedding you attended?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much money did you gift at the last wedding you attended? (per person)
    Below $50/per person : (23 votes)
    17 %
    $50-$100/per person : (73 votes)
    54 %
    $101-200/per person : (26 votes)
    19 %
    $201-300/per person : (7 votes)
    5 %
    $301-400/per person : (0 votes)
    $401-500/per person : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Over $500/per person : (0 votes)
    Gave nothing (explain please) : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    the last wedding i went to i gave them an engraved silver frame and a beautiful silver platter from crate and barrel. because they put ‘cash gifts please’ and underlined it three times on their invite. #nothanks

    Post # 3
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I’m from central/western Canada. Fiance and I were both invited to my cousin’s wedding at a country club, but only I was able to attend. We gave them $100. I think my parents gave them $500.

    Post # 4
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    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We live in the NYC area

    My Fiance and I attended a friend’s wedding last weekend and we gave $500 for the both of us. So $250 each. We were not in the bridal party.

    I would say around this amount is standard for weddings here.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  clawsnpaws.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  clawsnpaws. Reason: typo
    Post # 5
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m in Saskatchewan, Canada. The last wedding we were at we gave them a gift from their registry, and it worked out to $87.50 per person. Previous to that was my cousin’s wedding, in which I was a bridesmaid. We gave her $200 cash. We typically gift anywhere from $150-200 between the two of us, depending on the circumstances.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  luckyshot.
    Post # 6
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    320 posts
    Helper bee

    For the last one Fiance and I gave about $125 worth of gifts from the registry. I’m from the DC/MD area. Honestly, it is probably a lot cheaper than what we should be doing, but things have been tight lately. Normally I’d say $75-100 per person.

    Post # 7
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    8857 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Berri:  I send gifts from their registry, so I didn’t answer the poll.

    Post # 8
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee

    For my friends and family I give about $100 per person mainly because that’s what I can afford and if they invited me, they likely know that haha. FI gives more to his family as he’s Italian and it’s sort of expected…. as well with his friends, he usually gives min $250 for the both of us. One couple who we knew had everything paid for by their parents and the $60k they made from the grooms stag, we gave them a bottle of Dom and toasting flutes since we figured they didn’t need the money.

    My best friend got married two weeks ago and I asked if they wanted the $250 cash or a pot set worth $1000 that was on sale, and way better than the we one they registered for and she chose that.

    Oh and I’m in Toronto, ON

    Post # 9
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    401 posts
    Helper bee

    $300 from SO and I so $150 per person. We’re from Long Island.

    Post # 10
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    1396 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Giving cash AT the wedding? I always thought thats what wedding showers where for??

    Post # 11
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    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I live in SW Canada and the last wedding I went to was my FI’s cousin. We gave $150 for the both of us. We would have given more, but I believe the quality of the wedding reflects the gift price. They wanted to throw a wedding together and it was pretty much terrible from start to finish so as long as we paid for our plates we were content.

    Last wedding Fiance went without me was his good friend’s and he gave $200 for himself.

    The last wedding I went to a few years ago date gave 500, but it was a quality wedding and he had money, lol.

    So many factors.

    Post # 12
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    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    For family & close friends, I’ll give $250 pp. For a person I’m not close to (although, I probably wouldn’t attend the wedding), I would give $100 for just me. My fiance will do the same for the weddings we attend for his family/friends.

    Post # 13
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    401 posts
    Helper bee

    oliviakatherine:  Where I’m from (NY), gifts from registry are given at the shower and then cash is given at the wedding. 

    Post # 14
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    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    oliviakatherine:  Giving cash is the only recognizable form of gifts for weddings in MANY places and in MANY cultures.

    For example My Fiance and I are both Russian-American and live in NYC. Bringing a gift item (like houseware) to a wedding instead of an envelope with cash is a HUGE faux pas. It’s just not done here, there are beautiful money boxes weddings where everyone puts their envelopes.

    The bridal shower is where housewares are gifted.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  clawsnpaws.
    Post # 15
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    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I also do gift at shower and cash at wedding. FH and I usually give $300.

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