(Closed) What gift would you give for a destination wedding

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Its really up to peoples personal finances. I am having a Destination Wedding and don’t expect any of my guests to get us gifts as we know they already put out money to be there. But if you want to give a gift still just determine how much you can afford and want to give. I don’t think there is any hard and fast rule.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It depends on what you can afford. A neat idea I’ve heard of is to give them an experience, a part of their honeymoon, like a couple’s massage or flowers in their room.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Since I consider going to a destination wedding a vacation for me, I would still want to give a gift but maybe half of what I would have given if I went locally.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think you should spend at least 1k on a gift to someone regardless of how far you have to travel. I mean. MINUMUM! Innocent Or you know, something in your budget.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If I was already paying $1,600 to attend the wedding I think honestly I would show up with a nice card and leave it at that. That would be a lot for us right now.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lola2011: 1k minimum???? Seriously? I need to invite you to my wedding!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@cyndistar3: Only because that’s what I expect from her at my destination wedding!

 

In all honesty though, I’d say go with half of what you would normal give, unless you normally do quite a bit. Like Fiance and I like to spend anywhere from $80/100 each, so combined we’d gift $160 – $200 to a couple. Now, if we have to travel and pay for a hotel room, etc., we may search for a gift in the $80-$100 range. If it’s a huge trip $40-$60. Also, I like the idea of gifting something off registry in this case as well. Like a massage or a nice bottle of champagne or something for them to enjoy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@lola2011: By huge, to clarify we’re headed to a wedding in Prague this summer. That’s huge. The gift will be something in the $40-$60 range.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Bride109: I really like this idea! or a fun excursion like parasailing or horseback riding on the beach!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

IF I could afford it, I would give the same gift I give for all weddings ($100 for me + husband if it is not a good friend, $200 if it is). If I could not afford it because of the travel costs, I would give less but still something (and probably a physical gift instead of a check if it was worth less).

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lola2011: You’re expecting a guest to give you a thousand dollars? That just seems like a lot.

To answer the actual question, I usually give the same regardless of where the wedding is and dependant on how close I am to the couple. I’m having a semi-destination and honestly I don’t care if we don’t get any money b/c of the fact that guests are spending a lot to travel. So I do think its ok to spend less.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@smith2be: You didn’t read the thread.

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