(Closed) If you asked for money, how much did you receive?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friends sister asked for moneyin her invite and they got $5K at their wedding. Another friend didn’t ask for money but they had a money dance and got $2,500!!

Post # 4
2152 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It would depend on a lot of factors.  How many people are you inviting? What’s the tradition/custom of money-giving in your family and cirlce of friends?

Post # 5
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@adnama:  My thoughts exactly. 

We asked for money at our shower (gasp!) because we already had all the typical household gift items. We received about $3000 total, but the vast majority (about $2200) came from 3 immediate family members. We had about 50 other family units in attendance, but, to be honest, our family and friends are pretty cheap. Some gave gifts anyway, so I would be prepared for that in your situation as well. I think many people were unhappy because they could have gotten a $15 gift without looking obviously cheap, but $15 cash in a card was very obvious. We eloped, so the shower was it for us. The guest list was pretty small (compared to a wedding), so I would expect more if your guest list is larger. 

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it really depends on your friends and family and the part of the country you’re from.  Where I’m from I think its pretty standard to give money as a wedding gift and usually “things” for showers and engagement parties.  Typically people give $100 a person ($200 for a couple, etc) but I think this amount is somewhat based on the type of wedding that you’re having.  People tend to give more the more formal the affair (eg black tie on a saturday night v. a sunday brunch wedding) and also based on how close they are to the couple and gifts the couple has given them especailly for a similar occasion.  Not saying this is right, just how it tends to be done in my area. 

Post # 7
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I completely agree with AGTbee.  On Long Island, we give gifts at the bridal shower, usually between $50-$100 for a friend, more for a family member.  Cash is the normn at the wedding, which would normally cover your plates plus a little something extra for the couple.  Again, depends on the type of wedding it is, but for a Saturday night during peak wedding season, a wedding gift per couple would probably be around $350-$500 for a friend and more for family. 

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