(Closed) Wedding gift advice?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Since you’re not working and circumstances are different, I’d say you don’t have to give the same amount. I’d probably give $200.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think gifts should be a tit for tat thing. I generally give them based off my financial situation & how close I am with the B&G. Personally, I don’t think gifts from the bridal party are even required, but they are a nice touch. I’m sure your friend understands your financial situation, so just give what you’re comfortable giving, and don’t worry about it. I know that my friends and I exchange gifts all the time, and it seems to even out. I might be more generous one Christmas, but not be able to afford a birthday gift for a friend. A friend might pick up the tab at dinner a few times, but I might spend more participating in her wedding…it all works out.

If you’re worried you’ll look “cheap”, consider bargain hunting for a tangible gift online. You can have it mailed to her house, and she won’t know how much you spent.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Im not getting my friend a gift when Im her Bridesmaid or Best Man in Jan. At the start we were paying for our dresses ($150 I think) hair and make up. When her sister organised a murder mystery dinner that was going to cost $70 I said I couldnt go as Im saving for my own wedding and didnt want to pay anymore. So the sister who has some sort of dress business offered to pay for dress so I could go to the dinner. Im still not giving a gift though. She has given herself the tightest budget, she found a place which has really bad reviews..no venue hire, cash bar, so she isnt paying for a lot of big stuff but she is still having 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man..she couldve had 1 or 2 and paid for some of the expenses

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I was in my friends wedding, I gave her $300. I would give your friend something. Probably $150-200. 

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