(Closed) What % of guest got you a physical gift, what % gave cash, what % gave nothing?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ballparking these!

1. 75%

2. 10%

3. 13%

4. 2%

Post # 6
875 posts
Busy bee

Interesting question…  In my area, shower gifts are usually independent of wedding gifts.  I normally purchase two gifts off the registry or choose something that goes with items that the couple registered for…  (Normally, I try to upgrade cheaper registry choices if I can or choose items that I know the couple can use more than one set of something…)  I don’t normally give money, but I usually try to get the most bang for my bucks with the gifts I give…

Post # 8
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We did not have any pre-celebration celebrations, so there were no engagement / shower gifts. And we did not register for gifts.

I’m ballparking. And I’ll add vouchers as I think they are slightly different from cash and gifts.

1) 20% cash

2) 59% gave gifts

3) we did not have any pre-wedding gifts

4) 1% gave nothing

5) 20% vouchers

Just one couple gave nothing, and they both have well paid jobs. A little strage, but whatever?

EDIT: Although an equal amount of guests gave vouchers and cash, the cash totalled a much greater amount.

Post # 9
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hmm, I’m guessing but I’d say 60% cash/gift cards, 37% gifts, 3% nothing (at the wedding).

The shower was all gifts and gift cards, no one didn’t bring anything, and everyone who came to the shower brought a gift and also brought a gift to the wedding (if that makes sense…)

Post # 10
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m too lazy to figure out the percentages but out of 70 guests (almost all of which were couples with 2-3 families thrown in there) we received 32 cards with either cash or a check, 2 tangible gifts that we got a few days after our wedding and 1 couple who took advantage of the free food and entertainment and didn’t give us anything. We also received 3 cards with monetary gifts from guests who RSVP’ed “no”.

Everyone who attended my shower (so 25 women) gave us gifts off of our registry or gift cards. One guest also gave us a big fat check on top of her registry gift.

Post # 11
30 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

(1) about half gave cash as my husband is Vietnamese

(2) % who gave gift- about 25% gave a gift whether it was registry or something they picked on their own. I would include gift cards in this section too

(3) not very many gave a gift at both only close family members. I had people who didn’t give a gift at either or gave a gift for one. I personally think its weird to go to a shower and not bring a gift no matter how small it is.

(4) About 25 % gave nothing. I didn’t care about them not giving a gift, but they didn’t even give us a card which upset me and that is a whole different story. I was shocked that this number was so high. I figured there would definately be people who didn’t bring anything but was astounded how high and who the people were. 

We also got a few late cards or presents in the mail but it was a very small number about 5 total. We had a little over 200 people at the wedding.


Post # 12
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


(1) % who gave cash: The majority of guests that attended the wedding gave us cash/checks… so about 85%

(2) % who gave gift- i.e. a registry item: The other % that attended the wedding gave us registry items or other wedding related items such a dated Christmas ornaments, or wedding frames so about ….15%

(3) % who gave both (physical gift for shower like event and cash for wedding): I would say that everyone that came to the shower, who also attended the wedding gave either more cash or more registery gifts… so 100% of people gave both who came to the shower.

(4) % of guests who gave nothing: Surprisingly.. I would say only about 5 people did not give anything out of 150 people….. but we also received gifts and money from people who were not able to attend the wedding in the mail after the day….


but I want to say that those people who we invited were all really close friends or family members….

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