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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

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deedee1013
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Diane

Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

A daughter of our college friends is getting married.

What is an appropriate amount (cash) to give these days?

TIA

Posted 2/27/13 5:08 PM
 
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computergirl
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

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Posted 2/27/13 5:23 PM
 

JennZ
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Whatever you can afford
Cover your plate
What they gave you
Nothing
$1000

All answers have been given in the past.

Good luck with this post, turns to shit quick.

Eta, can say shit, but not shi tty?

Message edited 2/27/2013 5:26:33 PM.

Posted 2/27/13 5:25 PM
 

JsWife
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Totally depends on the place.

Posted 2/27/13 5:25 PM
 

deedee1013
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by computergirl

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No...

We haven't been invited to a wedding in a long time...

Just don't know what is appropriate these days...


Posted 2/27/13 5:26 PM
 

deedee1013
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by JsWife

Totally depends on the place.



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Posted 2/27/13 5:26 PM
 

Jenn627
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

I'd give $250-300

Posted 2/27/13 5:27 PM
 

ElizaRags35
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

$200

Posted 2/27/13 5:30 PM
 

deedee1013
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Diane

Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by Jenn627

I'd give $250-300



ty

Posted 2/27/13 5:31 PM
 

deedee1013
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by ElizaRags35

$200



ty

Posted 2/27/13 5:31 PM
 

Mrs213
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by JennZ

Whatever you can afford
Cover your plate
What they gave you
Nothing
$1000

All answers have been given in the past.

Good luck with this post, turns to shit quick.

Eta, can say shit, but not shi tty?




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Posted 2/27/13 5:52 PM
 

EatingMyVeggies

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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by JennZ

Whatever you can afford
Cover your plate
What they gave you
Nothing
$1000

All answers have been given in the past.

Good luck with this post, turns to shit quick.

Eta, can say shit, but not shi tty?




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I'm in camp whatever you can afford & feel comfortable with giving, regardless of where it's held or what they gave you.

Posted 2/27/13 6:04 PM
 

alli3131
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Appropriate is whatever you can afford and feel is right.

Posted 2/27/13 6:13 PM
 

Providence718
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Jennifer

Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by JennZ

Whatever you can afford
Cover your plate
What they gave you
Nothing
$1000

All answers have been given in the past.

Good luck with this post, turns to shit quick.

Eta, can say shit, but not shi tty?




You forgot a nice bowl, vase or a place setting ... Or is that only for weddings outside of the tri state area?

Posted 2/27/13 7:05 PM
 

blue11
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by Jenn627

I'd give $250-300



Same

Posted 2/27/13 7:10 PM
 

Jbon630
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

call the venue, get a quote for that night. Give just enough to cover your plate.


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Posted 2/27/13 7:54 PM
 

shadows
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Posted by blue11

Posted by Jenn627

I'd give $250-300



Same



I agree.

Posted 2/27/13 8:37 PM
 

PregowithTwins
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

I say it has tobe atleast 300. Most places are around 150 a plate.

Posted 2/27/13 9:03 PM
 

BargainMama
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Give what you can AFFORD. I don't agree with that cover the plate crap. It's a wedding, not a fundraiser :)

Posted 2/27/13 9:04 PM
 

drpepper318
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Just to give a ballpark figure, I'd guess that the average amount a couple gives for a wedding these days is $250.

Posted 2/27/13 10:22 PM
 

myboysmyheart
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K

Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Give what you can afford

Posted 2/27/13 10:39 PM
 

Bridex100
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

I give $200-500 depending on whether I go solo or if DH and I go as a couple. It also depends on how well I know the couple and where the venue is. I am very generous with bridal shower gifts if the friend is a good friend.

DH is more about reciprocity. DH had a friend who gave us $75 as a wedding gift. When DH went to his wedding, he gave $100 despite my strong urging to give more.

We used to argue about this. Thank goodness most of our friends are now married.

Posted 2/27/13 11:53 PM
 

EclecticEsq10810
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

Last 2 weddings we attended in the past year, we both gave the couple $200-250 (can't recall exactly). I asked my friends this question and this was the general response.

My own wedding, the average cash gift was $200 with a few relatives gifting us $300-500. If I am not that close to the bride/groom, I am usually inclined to give less.

Posted 2/27/13 11:56 PM
 

lynnd126
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Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

I would give $200 or $250 bc the person is distant. For my friends and family I usually give $350-$400.

Posted 2/28/13 10:21 AM
 

JDubs
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Re: Appropriate Amount for Wedding Gift

for our wedding, the majority of DH's coworkers, or people that were not close family gave $200. But do what you can afford

Posted 2/28/13 10:47 AM
 
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