Post # 17
When DH and I attend weddings together-we give $250. This was also true when we were dating, except whoever had the friend who was getting married would pay. For example-if my friend was getting married and I brought him as my guest I paid-obviously he would not have to contribute to the wedding gift. Now it just comes out of our joint account.
Just FYI-When I was single and no guest I would give $100.
Post # 18
Attending as a single, I give what I can afford. Attending with Fiance, we give what WE can afford. So it’s probably a little more than single, but not always a lot more. It just depends on where we are and what we have going on at the time.
Post # 19
ummm I gift the same as if I had a guest….I don’t see what being married has to do with it, it’s really a matter of 1 person attending vs. 2
Post # 20
I’m also in the Midwest, and I think the norm is just different here.
Post # 21
I voted that I gift the same as a single person (before I was married) because I always gift 100-150 per person attending. Not that I gift the same amount regardless of if I bring a +1 or not.
On a side note, we had a few guests bring a friend as their +1 because their SO couldn’t attend (they all asked if it was okay ahead of time for bringing a substitute). And it annoyed me greatly that the +1 didn’t even bring a card or share a card with the invited guest. I don’t mind the lack of a gift, but can you at least sign your name to a card even if you’re a friend of a friend of the bride/groom?
Post # 22
I always “paid” for my +1 before I was married, so we gift the same now that we are married. I don’t understand why anyone would think that because I am not married the +1 doesn’t need to bear an effect on the gift, the same amount of people are attending!