(Closed) How much do you give a couple on their wedding day?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How much do you give a newlywed couple?
    < $50 : (15 votes)
    6 %
    $50-$100 : (73 votes)
    28 %
    $100-$150 : (65 votes)
    25 %
    $200-$250 : (31 votes)
    12 %
    $250 + : (9 votes)
    3 %
    It depends. I'll explain. : (26 votes)
    10 %
    I don't give money; I buy a registry gift. : (33 votes)
    13 %
    I buy a registry gift and give money. : (1 votes)
    0 %
    I make a gift myself! : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4432 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Usually we give $200…..$300 if it’s a family member… and $100 if we have to stay at a hotel and travel far.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Same, my parents always gave atleast $50. And so do I, unless weare closer then I give more, but no more then $100. I dont live in a rich area, so the weddings here arent so expensive.

    Post # 4
    Member
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was a bridesmaid in my friends wedding and we gave $100 only because we spent easily over $1000 on the bride’s desired bachelorette party weekend, our dresses (shutter) shoes, hair, etc. etc. etc.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4337 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on our relationship to the couple. Sometimes I’ll buy a registry gift if I know it’s something they really want. It also depends on our current finances and if there are other expenses entailed in attending the wedding. Usually around $200 though.

    Post # 7
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    It depends on our relationship, but usually around $150-$200 (which is not an option on your poll!).

    Post # 8
    Member
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    It depends. For a regular friend, cousin, etc, we’ll give $100 either in cash or have a registry gift sent to them. For a really close friend, we’ll give something in the $200 range. But that will also depend on how much we spent on the shower and shower gift as well. Like one friend’s shower cost me a lot of money, so we stayed at $200 for the wedding gift. But another good friend’s shower was paid for by her family, so I was able to spend more on her gift.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    $50-$100 per person depending on how close I am to the couple and if I gifted for the wedding shower or not.  That’s a pretty typical wedding gift around here, I feel.

    Post # 11
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We were just at a wedding a few weeks ago for a guy that Fiance is friendly with, but would probably not hang out with on a regular basis.  I think the real reason we were invited was because this guy had been renting FI’s basement apartment for 2 years before he got married.

    Anyway, we gave them $150 and the guy thought he had just won the lottery!  This didn’t seem unreasonable or over the top to me, but apparently, it was huge!

    Post # 12
    Member
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It depends how close we are to them but i usually give $200 being under the assumption that we will each cost them $100 in food and drink. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We give $200 for the both of us. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m in school and money is tight, so we usually give a registry gift.

    Post # 16
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I voted a money amount but in this stage in my life I would get them something off their registry. When my husband and I are older and more financially stable I’m sure we’ll cut checks for gifts instead. Personally, as a bride myself, I got almost everything I needed off my registry and got a fair amount in checks. Neither one was considered better to get than the others.

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