(Closed) How much money did you receive?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

We had a few generous family members that each gave us a few hundred dollars. We decided to spend it on some amazing meals and adventures on our honeymoon and included photos of what we did with our thank you cards. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

About 10k in cash gifts.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We has 43 people and recieved a little over 6k, however my in laws gifted 2k, my parents $500 and I recieved $400 from my employer.  Everyone else gave between $100-250.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception

This is an interesting thread.  We’re only having about 25 guests so we will probably get very little!  On top of that, my side of the family doesn’t have enough money to give away AND they have to travel quite a bit to get to our wedding (we didn’t have a choice on that one).

 

Of course it’s not about the money, but still interesting and every little bit helps considering how much weddings cost!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

About $10k from the wedding reception. I don’t remember how much from the shower but we had a registry so I think it was less than $700

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

we received a few things off our registry and almost 15k in cash and checks which was way more than I ever would have expected. most people gave between 150-250 but bosses and relatives gave us larger. We just bought a house so we are very grateful for it. 

oh and for reference we had 105 people at the wedding. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

How can you really get a good average when everyone has different guest counts, cultures, social demographic, etc? 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We had about 50 guests and only got $2500. Yikes. :/

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had 148 guests and received less than $2,000 in cash and checks. However, that is because most of our guests purchased items from our registries.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had 80 guests and received about the cost of the wedding in cash. We received all gifts of our registry at the shower and money at the wedding. We were very grateful, especially since our apartment doesn’t have a lot of storage.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We had 103 guests. Received $16,000 in gifts on wedding day. That’s before then $10,000 my parents have us and $7,000 his parents gave us. So in total we received $33,000.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

We received about 15K in gifts, but I should disclose that both of our parents gave us the same amount of money they had contributed to our sibling’s weddings. We eloped and I didn’t have a shower

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