Post # 16
Holy crap!!!! $500???? Would you all like to come to MY wedding?? LOL!! That would be unheard of where I come from so clearly there’s a regional or some other factor at play. $50-$100 would be the norm here…
Post # 17
We give in the $300 range if one of us is in the bridal party. Doesn’t matter if there’s travel involved. Otherwise, usually around $200. I’ve never given less than $150 at a wedding.
Post # 18
I think 200-250, probably 250 since they are close friends.
Post # 19
MissPoutine: honestly whatever you are comfortable with. I give 150, 200 if we are sure close. If it’s just a coworker or whatever, i pick a couple things from their registry.
Post # 21
I think $200 is very generous and appropriate for close friends or family.
Post # 22
The last wedding I was in, I gave the equivalent of ~$416 as part of a couple…makes me a bit sick to think of it but they gave us accom for the night of, so I figured that was part of it.
Post # 23
Is he nuts?!
Take $500, deduct what it’s costing you to get there, & give around that.
Don’t go a dime over $200!
Post # 24
If they are best friends then you should be giving more than $200. I gifted my best friend her limo rental for 5 hours plus $200 in a card. We always give $200 as a gift for a wedding no matter who is paying for it. Try to cover your meal and beverages at least
Post # 25
MissPoutine: In my area its normal to spend $50-100 as well for a wedding gift if giving cash. $500 is more along the lines of family/parents. My fiance gave a $200 gift to one of his good friends that he stood in their wedding that cost around $1000 which was before the gift (his friend lives 2 hours away so that includes transportation, tux rental, bachelor party, rehersal dinner etc). Around here most people just follow the cover your plate cost as a gift guide. I would say give within your means.
Post # 26
I think you should gift whatever you are comfortable with and your budget allows. Maybe buy something off the registry if you feel unsure about how much to gift in cash.
I think so many different factors come into play. We normally gift around $200 for weddings. However, we’ve certainly gifted more for closer friends. This past summer we gifted $500 to another couple we are very close with. They’re much younger than us, and like our “littler brother & sister couple”..lol. We gifted our very best friends with an excursion on their honeymoon that was valued around $1500. Those are extream cases.
However, we had several gifts over $200 at our own wedding. At least 3 people (family friends) gifted us $1,000, a few more in the $2-500 range, and then the rest a little smaller.