Post # 1
I saw on another thread where a bee stated that they received about $35,000 in monetary gifts for their wedding. That number seems outstanding and I can’t imagine that is typical? How much did you receive from your wedding/marriage? How many guests did you have and when did you get married? What was the average amount guests gave?
Totally wondering out of sheer curiosity as I have no context for this situation. I didn’t really think about how monetary gifts coils add up until seeing this comment.
Note: If you received a large some from parents/decided to keep the money they offered instead of having a money/partially, that’s not what I’m inquiring about!
Post # 2
Hiya, so I’m in Ireland so not sure how helpful my figures will be. We were astounded by peoples generosity.
Total guests: 90 (not including ourselves)
Received circa €9k from guests
Average from guests was about €150-€200 per couple
SO’s parents €1k
My parents €5k
So received total €15k
We got only a handful of physical gifts, as money is usually given as a wedding gift where we live.
Post # 3
No idea. Almost all of our guests gave us cash gifts, but I didnt really keep track. I was more interested in the lovely cards the money came in.
Post # 4
We received about $35-40K from 170 guests. This doesn’t include what our parents gifted us.
Post # 5
We had 122 people and received about $23K in cash from guests and $40K as a gift from my parents since we wanted to pay for our own wedding. We used that money for home renovations since we bought a fixer upper! Also, about 90 was family and they tend to give more
Post # 7
Not counting parents, under $1,000. 110 guests
Post # 8
$10k from 125ish guests. Doesn’t include gifts from parents.
Post # 10
I don’t remember our exact number but I know it was well over $25k from 180 guests (probably over 30k for sure now that I think about it). Mostly family and friends of my parents who tend to give a lot more than our friends lol.
For reference we usually give at least $150pp whenever we go to a wedding so somewhere along those lines. A lot of relatives gave us way more than that though. We were also the only ones in the family getting married back in 2017 so I believe that made a difference than if someone else was getting married that year.
Post # 11
160 people, around $2,000. Most couples gave physical gifts valuing around $50-$100.
Post # 12
Around $5000 from 60 or 70 guests. Lots of folks traveled for our wedding, and we asked people to make charitable donations in our name when they asked.
Post # 13
Some of these amounts shock me. I live in a pretty modest part of the US though, not poor, but not rich, definitely middle-class and we didn’t even pay what some people got as gifts for our entire wedding.
Wedding only – About 260ish guests, about $3k in cash/checks. We got a good amount of physical gifts though at our wedding that probably added about $1k in monetary value though.
I got probably about $2k combined in cash/checks and gifts at my shower and another $2k from a joint shower. So, if you count showers + wedding I guess it was about $8k total?
Post # 14
It’s doubtful I’ll even get $100. That’s not a thing here. You get one gift, and that’s usually at the shower and something from your registry.
Post # 15
Where I live it’s proper etiquette to give the bride and groom the amount you think would “cover your plate” as a wedding gift. Typical weddings cost $100-$150 a person (that number includes everything – food, dessert, tables, chairs, utensils etc). So guests give $100-$150 per person attending. Very close family will give more, like grandparents tend to give $500+. My husband and I had 100 guests and got $12,500.