(Closed) Whats your Wedding Present $$ Amount?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

$100

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you put up a poll?

I’ve only been to weddings with dates, and then it’s about $150, so maybe half that? Did you go to a shower or engagement party and give a gift to that too?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think the “standard” amount varies by social circle, but in ours, it’s $100/person for a traditional wedding (i.e. you get a full meal, drinks, dancing). I’d probably give less if it was a more casual wedding without a full dinner. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For one person in NYC I would def give a minimum of $100. Where the wedding is, what style etc would probably play into my decision as well.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I agree that the standard amount usually varies quite a bit based on how good of a friend/how close a relative and what region you’re in. In my case, I would give $100 to this couple.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Woah… asked for money!? Anywho, I could agree with PP and say 100$ because you are going single 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

As a PP said, depends on the type of wedding etc. But, since you are planning a wedding in Brooklyn, you know that a plate per person is not going to be less than $200. I wouldn’t give less than $150, and I think $200 is probably more appropriate.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Ugoob: Since you’re going alone, I would do $50 especially since you’re short on cash. From couples we got anywhere from $80-100+.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For family or really good friends, we give $100 from both my Fiance and I. We can’t afford much more than that so we would never give a couple $200.

For casual acquaintances or if it’s a wedding we’re not actually attending, then between $50 and $100.

I also think it’s silly to give a “gift” as reimbursement for whatever they spent on me. If they can’t afford it, then they shouldn’t have done it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah I didn’t see that it’s in NYC. I’d just give $100.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say $30-50. for close friends and family id do more.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I attend weddings alone, I usually give $50 or more – depending how close I am to the couple.

If Fiance is attending also, we give at least $100 and again, more depending on how close we are to them.  And this is about standard where we live, but in NY I’d guess it’s more!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

$100 per person is my go to wedding gift. If they’re really close friends or family I’ll give a bit more.

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