Monetary amounts for people's wedding gifts
Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:37 AM
We got everything from $50 to $5000 though (well...$5000 from one person LOL the next highest amount was $350)
Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:55 AM
Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:32 AM
| Originally Posted by Nrvsbride |
My FI called me today to complain that he spent $14 on a smoothie shake in NYC. It is just so expensive-Glenda
On to the gifts, I don't give cash or gift certificates since I shop sales and get stuff that's worth more than a gift certificate would be. The last wedding I attended I paid $45 for a set of Austrian Crystal flutes that were originally $130 and nobody was the wiser. I wouldn't have paid the $130 because it was just a co-worker, but I would spend that on someone close to me. Melissa I hope I have a $5000 guest . . . I hope I have a $500 guest for that matter!!
Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:38 AM
Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:48 AM
Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:53 AM
I've always heard you should give at least enough to cover the cost of your plate, with that being said how do you really know what your plate cost without asking, lol!
I don't think anyone sounds cheap for giving a $60 gift or $50 gift, etc... I've had weddings that I was in and gave $50 because I spent so much money on everything else and also didn't work much at the time, and my friends knew that.
Most of the time when I've heard someone complain about a gift was when a family of 4 (mind you only the adults were invited) shows up to an expensive evening wedding and gives a gift of $20, ummm, thats kind of ridiculous, but whatever!
I like the idea of shopping the sales too and getting something worth a lot more than you actually paid for it.
Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:42 AM
Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:44 AM
Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:30 AM
For my wedding, since it's a DW, I am really not expecting more than $50/couple because of the extra expense. Which means i won't even come close to breaking even for the wedding! We'll see. All you married ladies...what was your average gift amount?
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:41 AM
I use to give $100 and I was happy with that until Lance told me that he didn't like that, so I think it is based on your own beliefs!
Glenda I would just give as much as you can afford, I mean I don't think anyone would say you were cheap!! I'm sure they know you are saving up for a wedding as well!
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