(Closed) wedding gift cost for another bride

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Member
520 posts
Busy bee

Give whatever you feel you can afford.  I think $100.00 is fine, especially since you gave her a $70.00 shower gift.    

Post # 4
Member
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I determine the total amount I am comfortable spending on a wedding and then divide it by shower and wedding. If someone got me a $70 shower gift, I’d be fine with far less than $100 at the wedding.

Post # 5
Member
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t try and keep score with what you’ve already given her or what you think she might give you.  Gifts are about giving what you are comfortable with and can afford, not paying back the couple for what they chose to spend on their wedding.

Post # 6
Member
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think you’re being cheap at all. Where I’m from, only 1 gift is customary…either at the shower or at the wedding. I agree iwth gcwest, gift what you can. Unless you’re the couple’s family, there is no need in helping pay for THEIR wedding…IMO.

Post # 7
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Scale:

If I’m invited alone & they are a good friend: 50

If I’m invited alone & they aren’t a good friend:  I decline & send gift card

If both my Fiance and I are invited, and we can not attend:  50 dollars

If both my Fiance and I are invited, and we are friends with either the bride OR groom: 60-75

If both my Fiance and I are inivted and we are friends with both bride AND groom: 100.

I don’t base it on the style of the wedding, I base it on the relationship between me and the person that invited me.  Personally I don’t expect more than 100 per couple, and most people were not invited to my shower – we had a small family shower.

Post # 8
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You aren’t cheap at all. Give what you can afford. They will be grateful no matter the dollar amount.

Post # 9
Member
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wedding’s should be about a joyous occassion that you are sharing with friends and family. Shouldn’t be about the money/gifts you are receiving so give what you feel comfortable with giving and don’t benchmark it against what you think they’ll give you. Base it upon your relationship with her as well!

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