(Closed) How much should I give for this wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d give $100 Because $50 pp is my minimum wedding gift.  About the price of a Dinner at a decent restaurant and a movie here.  But I also decline all the weddings of people I don’t really know, so this question would be semi-irrelevant in my case. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

$75 for one person or $100 for two at the least. You give a $30-$50 gift at the bridal shower not the wedding. 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think 150 for both is good esp since you are not that close. If you are closer than 200.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d give at the minimum 100.00 but more likely 150-200 if I’m going with a guest like you stated.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am apparently cheap because for a coworker I barely know I would give like $50.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Upstate varies – I am north of Albany, and would give $50 to $75.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would give at least $100.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d say $50 per person (so $100 total) if you aren’t that close.  If you are both very close to the bride and groom, $100 each ($200 total).

I live in northern CT and gas is about $3.80 here.  The norm for wedding gifts is at least $50 per person.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would either give cash of $100 or buy something off the registry for $50-$75

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d do $150 for the both of you. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would give a check for $125, if that was affordable. I’d give a little more if it was someone I’d known longer.

If $100+ wasn’t affordable, I’d look for a really beautiful gift on clearance (so WORTH $100+, but you pay less for it), and I’d have it wrapped and shipped to the couple, not take it to the wedding.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MLDoddie:  I think 30-50 is too low especially for two people. no disrespect or anything but I would be embarrassed to give that little.

I say at least $100 but i would prob go with 150-200. Maybe Asian cultures are different but anything under 100 is frowned upon. And keep in mind there’s two of you.

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