(Closed) What should I spend on a couple getting married that I hardly know?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much should I spend on a couple I hardly know?
    20-30$ : (7 votes)
    19 %
    30-50$ : (17 votes)
    46 %
    50-100$ : (11 votes)
    30 %
    You don't have to get them anything : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    605 posts
    Busy bee

    You say reception. Does that mean you weren’t invited to the ceremony? I find it strange that people invite friends of friends to their wedding. Sounds like a gift grab. I personally wouldn’t even go but if you feel obligated, just throw a $20 in a card. I’ve never given less than $50 at a wedding but that was for a co-worker who I actually knew pretty well. An acquaintance gets significantly less.

    Post # 3
    Member
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee

    pixelpisces:  I think a card and some cash is just fine. I guess it depends on your area, but I think $50 from a friend of a friend is more than enough.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7232 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Well, I probably would have turned it down. How much can you comfortably afford? I would give $40 but if that’s going to squeeze your budget too much than I think you should give less.

    Post # 5
    Member
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I agree with Mrs. Beck about turning it down.  If your going by yourself (no date) I would even say $30 would be fine but no less…..

    Post # 7
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I went to a wedding recently of a woman I’ve known for many years, but am not close with (never even met the groom)… I’m not even sure how much I even like her, but was invited by her mom and enjoy other members of her family very much, so I decided to go. I got a crisp $50 from the bank and put it in a card. I was hurtin’ for cash at that point too, so it stung a little bit… especially considering we never got a thank-you card.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3685 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you don’t even really know them, I wouldn’t go at all.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7232 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sounds pretty informal? That combined with not actually being able invited to the ceremony and I definitely think $40 is enough. Are they serving dinner?

    Post # 13
    Member
    603 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

    i absolutely wouldnt go.. **cough cough** … I think I just gave you a 24 hour bug… guess u cant make it…lol…

    Post # 15
    Member
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    pixelpisces:  I’m in a similar situation, going to a wedding as my MOHs date. I’ve only met the bride once and have never met her hubby to be. My Maid/Matron of Honor is even surprised to be invited, as they weren’t super close in Uni, just the same program. I think I’ll be giving $40.

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