(Closed) How much cash do you put in a wedding card?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$50 – $100 depending on how well I know the couple.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@rotarygirl8:Personally I would never expect my guest to give me a certain amount and would be happy with anything they give me.  With that said my opinion is give what you can afford, but I know some bee’s will disagree and say there are set amounts you should give.  Maybe it’s just me but I could never look down upon a friend or family member that didn’t give me a few hundred bucks as a gift, I’d just be happy they were there.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Without prior gifts, I would do $100-$200 depending on how close I am to the couple.  With prior gifts, I think $50 would be fine.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It really depends on what you can afford to give and what’s typical in your group. I really don’t think there’s a standard amount!I give $100/person (so $200 when Darling Husband and I are both going) as a minimum. If we’re very close to the couple I give more.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

wow… i was gonna say about $20… either i hang out with a lower financial class than ya’ll or me and all my friends are really cheap.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

In my circle of friends/family $50 or $100 per person is typical… though we’re usually a more gifty group than cash.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Where i live it is 95% cash for weddings. We usually give $150 as a couple or more if we are closer to the bride and groom. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

for my group of friends..we give $200 for a couple, at the least $150. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Honestly, give what you can afford.  I usually did $50 in my single days, $100 if I brought a guest.  Now we do $100 unless it’s a close friend/family member.

A note on cash–I was at a wedding recently where a guest stole all the cash.  Luckily we had written a check, which I will always do going forward.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Before I had a house and expenses, i gave $100 for a friend.  $75, for an aquaintance, 200-300 for close friend.  Now that money is tight, I’d have to cut it all back to 50-100.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

As has been said already, what you can afford.

What is “expected” is so different between families, regions, groups friends, type of wedding, etc no one can really tell you what to do.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it also depends on where you live. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Kathyf1323:

I think so too.  We give around $300 from both of us… or more if it is someone close to us..

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