Post # 1
Question: What do you gift your friends who are getting married a month before you? They did not do a registry and do not plan on doing one because they are asking for money. For some reason, I just don’t feel right just giving them money. It’s like if I give them money and they give us money for our wedding, it’s like we are just exchanging money. If we do end up just giving them money, how much is appropriate? $100? $200? Do gift cards work or is that super lame and rude?
Man, I wish they registered somewhere! :/
Post # 2
Nothing wrong with gift cards, if you don’t feel comfortable giving cash. Better than buying them something they don’t really want or need. I’d say $100 is an acceptable amount, but it depends. We tend to give more the closer DH & I are with the couple.
Post # 3
No registry = give them money or a gift card. We usually do around 200$. You can put it in a handmade card or add 5$ matching his-and-her-mugs if you feel like giving a physical gift.
Don’t worry about their gift to you. They’ll figure something out.
Post # 4
If it is a gift card make sure its the bride’s favorite store for example everyone in my fiance family likes Kohls so I would give them a Kohls gift card.
Post # 5
Gift cards to commonly visited stores are like money but still feel like you took time to think about the gift a little. I’ve given them for weddings before.
Post # 6
If they want money then I would be inclined to give them what they want. Weddings aren’t cheap, we can all use extra cash for the honeymoon. I like giving money, much easier to give and easy for them to take home at the end of the night. I would give $200 for a couple or $100 as a single.