(Closed) How much do you spend on a gift for a nice wedding in the bay area?

posted 11 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee

I think it would really depend on how well you know the couple. I think location of the wedding (Bay Area) should not really matter.  If I know the couple well and I really like them, than perhaps upwards of 200. But if they are just so-so friends and my husband and I are attending, than perhaps around 75-100.

Post # 4
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

nowadays people dont seem to give tangible gifts – for wedding cash, min is prob $100, and $150/person ($300 if you bring a guest) for a good friend or lavish place.

if you dont know the person well $250 will be more than enuf.

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee

Honestly?  We’re students, so $50.  Luckily, people in my circle don’t give cash really, so we can at least try to buy something that doesn’t scream the price on it.

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

mmm…I’d probably give around $150-200. But it definitely depends on how close you are to the couple.

Post # 7
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would say somewhere in the ballpark of $150, give or take depending on how close you are to the couple.

Post # 8
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i usually do $150-$200, but i know im on the high side.  if i dont have that kind of dough to drop, i usually do a “package” gift. 

for example, i went to a wedding where they registered for china, including a tea pot (she and i are HUGE tea drinkers) so i got her the tea pot, a gorgous antique cream and sugar set, a tea infuser and some custom mixed tea from Tevana.  it was much more unique and thoughtful that just something straight off the registry.

Post # 9
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

we usually do $100/person. more if we’re really good friends. i don’t think the location matters.

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