(Closed) How much do you gift for weddings, now that you are married?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How much do you gift, now that you are married?
    The same as when I was single and got a +1 : (30 votes)
    52 %
    More than if I was single (double the amount) : (25 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
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    1882 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    When Darling Husband 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
    Member
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    Member
    13564 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m also in the Midwest, and I think the norm is just different here.

    Post # 21
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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!

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