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Old 09-28-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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Default how much $ for a wedding gift

how much do you give to a friend or relative for a wedding gift
50$
100$
?$
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Ever since my teens, I have this weird habit of avoiding weddings

I simply mail in gifts and come up with excuses

100$ is a fair deal for a good friend. But the best guy deserves even 500. It depends.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:11 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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how much do you give to a friend or relative for a wedding gift
50$
100$
?$
Are you expected to give cash or have they registered for needed gifts anywhere? As Antlered Chamataka says, the amount is very dependent on your relationship to the couple and, of course, on your own financial resources.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:26 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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I depends on how close I am to them. A casual relationship might only get a $50 present. Someone I really cared about would get a more expensive present. Then if I am going to the wedding, it depends on how fancy it is, who is paying for it and if I am bringing a guest.

One of my friend's has a rule of the gift being at least the same value as she thinks it cost the couple to have them as a guest. She also likes to give cash as a gift.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:44 AM
 
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I usually give a 100$ gift for weddings. If the wedding party is paid for, I usually add to pay for my two seats at the party (at least another 100$ or more if warranted).
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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$100 per person usually....so $200
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Most weddings I have been to recently, what the couples have done is made a list of what they want (ranging in prices). You simply look at the list and get them something they want, this way they don't get anything not useful.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Most weddings I have been to recently, what the couples have done is made a list of what they want (ranging in prices). You simply look at the list and get them something they want, this way they don't get anything not useful.
the thing with us is that we have bridal showers for that list, then the wedding requires another gift---monetary...
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Never more than $100.00. I usually average around $50.00.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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how much do you give to a friend or relative for a wedding gift
50$
100$
?$
Fifty dollars is the norm.
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