(Closed) Money giving

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: which amount?
    Based estimated plate cost : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Based on THEIR gift to you : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Based on my bank account : (18 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Based on my bank account. I personally would feel uncomfortable giving any other way.

    Post # 4
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Kind of a combination of what I can afford and what they gave to us (if applicable). I never give more than we can afford, obviously, but I do look at what they gave us as their idea of an appropriate gift. For example, if I gave someone $50 and they gave us $200 a year later, I’d kind of feel shitty because they gave us so much more than we gave them. I don’t want to make people feel badly. So it just seems safest to give about what they gave us. 

    Post # 5
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree it’s a combination.  Not to start the cover-your-plate disaster again (please don’t)… it’s cover your plate PLUS what you’d like to give for a gift. Say my plate was estimated at $50, and I’d like to give a $200 gift, I’d give $250. 

    ETA: Obviously not more than I could afford.  CYP is an estimate/guideline.  It’s not set in stone, it’s just a different way of thinking.

    Post # 6
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Neither. Based on relationship and bank account.

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