How much do you give when you are a guest at a wedding?
Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:37 PM
joanna, are you from lake hopatcong? i think i recall seeing that......
Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:11 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:54 PM
| Originally Posted by JoLo908 |
I think it depends on where you live... not to sound like one place is above the other, it's totally not... I am from an affluent town in NJ where people go way overboard on weddings... in NYC they usually do the same... it is expected to cover your plate typically, and as a couple we usually give $200 to $250 for a gift... Now, in a lot of cases, when you ask the couple after the wedding (close friends), they say their gifts were all over the charts... some a lot, some not, some didnt give at all!!! When I go to weddings for my friends from college (MD, PA, WV), everyone gives a smaller gift typically like $50 or something from the registry... but Jersey and New York, this whole tri-state area tend to do things over the top... SO bottom line... you give what you can!!! And if the person is your friend, they should understand that... PS my girls from college say that we in NJ are CRAZY with the amount spent on weddings and wedding gifts... I AGREE!!! lol
I totally agree, it depends on where you live. I generally give $125 a person and sometimes that barely covers the plate. In NY we do get crazy. I think we got a standard $200 a couple when we had our AHR.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:53 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:28 PM
I actually come from a REALLY small town and it is normal for some people to give $20!! ...that was quite a few years ago when I lived there, but yeah! I can't even imagine!!
Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:54 PM
LBI bride to be
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