Post # 1
FI and I have a lot of weddings coming up in the next year and I am starting to wonder what people give as gifts in different areas. I think it changes a bit regionally (as I am starting to learn as my wedding approaches), I am from the East Coast and where I grew up people tend to just give money in a card. Since you all are from all over and we are going to weddings all across the country I was hoping you could state where you are from and what a normal gift would be.
Post # 2
Lbward6: If they have a registry, I buy something off the registry as soon as I find out where they are registered. That way I have the best selction in terms of my my budget and choice of item.
If they aren’t registered we give a check.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We usually give Target gift cards! We loved getting those, personally, so we went with it.
ETA: we live in California.
Post # 4
If I am invited to and attend the bridal shower, then I give a gift off the registry ($200 for family and close friends, $100 for others). If I attend the wedding, then I give a check ($300 for family and close friends from me and my FI, $200 for others from both of us). If I attend both the bridal shower and wedding, then I give both the registry gift and the check.
Post # 5
Lbward6: I’m in NJ. I give a gift from the registry at the shower (or another day if I can’t make it) and $200 in a card at the wedding.
Post # 6
I give something off the registry ranging from 100-250$ depending on how flush I am at the moment and how much I like the couple haha
Post # 7
Lbward6: Ontario, Canada here.
I typically give money (unless we’re really close to the couple and can give them something we know they’ll love). I find cash the easiest, then they can buy whatever they want!
Post # 8
We always do a check. I would personally rather have the cash & hate trying to mill through 12 pages of registry items.
We typically do $100 & our from the South (way cheaper cost of living here).
Post # 9
Generally between $150-200 depending on closeness to the couple. I have not given a physical gift off a registry since 2008. It’s always money now.
Post # 10
Lbward6: Well, it somewhat depends. If I’ve been invited to the wedding shower, I always give a gift off of their registry. Then for the actual wedding day gift it’s usually a check in a card, because I don’t want to carry a toaster into the wedding. If not a check, then I usually stick a gift card to one of the stores they registered at in the card. Regardless, shower = gift from their registry; wedding = monetary gift (check or gift card). Oh, and I live in SWFL.
Post # 11
For the wedding I usually give $200 cash (I don’t like checks because sometimes the couple has a headache trying to cash them with name changes and such).
Post # 12
Gift from the registry for the shower and cash for the wedding.
Post # 13
We do a gift off the registry in the 50-100 range and a gift card to the place of registry for 50. To total out a gift of about $100. We’re from CA living in WA state.
Post # 14
Physical gift from the registry for a shower and money for the wedding.
Post # 15
Something off the registry for the shower, then a check for the wedding.