(Closed) Typical standard price for a wedding gift?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Stanard price for a wedding gift?





    $50- $100

    $100- above

    $200- above

    Wedding card

    I'm attending your wedding, that should be enough

  • Post # 3
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For weddings we usually give about 200-300 as a couple. For showers I spend $75-100. 

    Post # 4
    8570 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Well, guests are never required to give a gift, although most guests do.

    I think it really depends on how close you are to the couple. Immediate family tend to give more.. where as you might only get a card or a small amount of money from your second cousins.


    Post # 5
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It depends on who the couple is and how close we are, but usually $150-$250. Nothing ever less than $150, expecially if both my fiance and I are attending. Bridal showers: up to $75.


    Post # 7
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Are we talking shower gift or wedding gift?

    Post # 10
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    At least $100 per person (so $200 from me & FI) for someone we are not close to. $150-$200 per person for close family & friends. 


    ETA: A lot of the weddings we go to are in the Northeast which tend to gift higher amounts.

    Post # 11
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I depends where you’re from. In the south, where I’m from, the average is around $50 and people prefer to give you actual gifts, as cash or gift cards are seen as impersonal. In northeast, from what I can tell, the minimum is $100 per person attending, more if you know the couple better. Most people here also prefer cash.

    Post # 12
    2597 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @echolove:  Whatever fits into the giver’s budget and whatever they choose to spend. 


    Post # 13
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think you need more options in your poll above $50.

    For weddings we give a minimum of $200 as a couple for a casual friend. For family likely $300-$400 depending on how close we are. If our son is invited, I usually add on an additional $50. 

    For showers I typically spend $50-$100 depending on how close I am to the person. 


    Post # 14
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We give mostly cash in my area and the average is about $250 per couple.

    Post # 15
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My general rule for myself is gift for the shower, cash for the wedding. I spend $50+ for a shower gift, but it depends on my relationship with the bride. For the wedding, I give $100 (so $200 from Fiance and me), but again, that depends on the relationship with the bride/groom. It may be more if we’re closer to them. I’d say you should change the poll choices, but a lot of us have already voted $51 and above, so it probably wouldn’t be all that accurate if you changed it at this point.


    Post # 16
    9791 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would probably say $50-75+ is a good amount to start with at least.  I would go higher in a lot of instances.  I could also make exceptions for younger people, i.e. 19-20 year old college students.  I wouldn’t think they would be expected to drop hundreds.

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