(Closed) What is your best guess?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hrm… I’d say less.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Depends on how I felt about the charity, but I’d probably give more actually, for a few reasons: 1) I’m in the Christmas spirit, and 2) I’m more likely to spend the entire amount on a gift, rather than having some go towards shipping and tax (which can be a significant expense!). If it was a charity for puppies, definitely more. =)

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

In my opinion, they should give at least as much as they would have spent on a traditional wedding gift.  However, I bet a lot people would give less.

 On a side note, non-profits shouldn’t disclose the donation amount to honor card recipients, but some do.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’d probably give less.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think my guess would be less. I’m much more willing to buy a great gift or give cash to the couple, than donate money to a charity I may or may not personally support. Now, if they said to donate money to the charity of my choice, I would donate the same amount as a gift I would have bought. Aren’t I a biatch? I can’t help it! 🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I’d give less since the couple is not a direct recipient…I’d rather spend my money on the couple instead of a charity of their choosing.  I already give to charities that I want to give to.  I agree with rebecca that I should give the same amount, but realistically, I wouldn’t – especially around Christmastime where I’m always broke.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think I would spend the same amount. If it was a charity near and dear to my heart I may give more.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I would give the same or more because it is Christmas time as well. I think charity donations are such a lovely thought.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think given the proximity to Christmas, I would feel compelled to give equal to a traditional gift or more, but if it weren’t close to the holiday, I probably wouldn’t give as much unless it was a charity I supported.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

Less…and some people might even skip it altogether.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My aunt and uncle did this – and we gifted them $100 for the charity. Which is what we nomally pay for a wedding gift for friends.

However I’m with V – some people may skip it all together. I would do a dollar dance inhonor of the charity and donate that money, some people get a great deal from those and this is a way of insureing that something is donated.

 

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

 I like sweeney’s suggestion – what a wonderful way to celebrate the union of you and your Fiance – and yet provide your guests with an activity that will put $$ in a charity of your chosing.  You could include the entire bridal party to increase the donation – prehaps $1 for a groomsman or a bridesmaid and $5 for you or your Fiance – I like the idea so much – it is giving me ideas. 

My Fiance and I are well established and were at a lose as to handle those who might wish to gift – I’m loath to find a spot for another toaster – and my china/crystal has been complete for years.

Good Luck

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’d give the same amount.  It seems like the couple intends to have the generosity you want to show to them go to the charity.  I think giving less would take away from what they inteded to do.

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