• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

What's the going rate for wedding gifts?

thekunk07

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
18,437
Reaction score
2,955
250 seems reasonable. Am I right?
 

teddieriley

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
8,777
Reaction score
457
I suppose it depends on your salary and whether you have mouths to feed of your own. $100 for friends you're friends enough with to get invited. $150-$200 for good family friend. But if i have to travel via plane and pay for hotels etc., $100 is good, even for a good family friend. Family would get more depending on my mood.

One summer I had about 8 friends get married (and the GF had about 5 or so). No way in hell I'm doing $250 for each one.

Either that or I'm totally cheap.
 

Stazy

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
7,194
Reaction score
439
$250 is reasonable.
 

macuser3of5

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2006
Messages
2,543
Reaction score
12
$150-200-ish is what we spend if they are closely related or daily acquaintances, it drops the further out we go.
 

CouttsClient

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Messages
1,974
Reaction score
56
Yes. $250 seems reasonable. If it's someone you're very close to I think it's acceptable to spend more
 

thekunk07

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
18,437
Reaction score
2,955
Thx 250 it is
 

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
10,051
Reaction score
312
It depends upon how well you know the person ... and your own financial abilities.
 

Big T

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2010
Messages
235
Reaction score
1
Add into the equation where the wedding is held. If in the local fire hall, with a keg of Genesee Beer, with a crock pot of pigs in the blankets, and 300 people stuffed into a room made for 100, then $25 might do. Way I look at it is, regardless of friend or relative, if the couple doesn't put effort into the wedding, why spend a lot on the gift?

In the past year, I have given amounts ranging from $100 to $500.
 

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
10,051
Reaction score
312
You're gonna be fine at $250.
 

Douglas

Stupid ass member
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Aug 17, 2007
Messages
14,658
Reaction score
2,297
i hate wedding gifts. i would like to give 0 if possible. i don't want jack shit at my wedding. just show up, dance, have a drink, and leave. i don't want you to buy me some shitty plateware set from macy's.
 

Reggs

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
5,713
Reaction score
445
I think the giving of gifts at a wedding is a tacky tradition.
 

thekunk07

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
18,437
Reaction score
2,955
best ever was when my mother in law borrowed 2k from me week before brother in law's wedding for her car. then she gave it to him for his wedding. then, she called me cheap for giving him 250.
 

CouttsClient

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Messages
1,974
Reaction score
56
Originally Posted by thekunk07
best ever was when my mother in law borrowed 2k from me week before brother in law's wedding for her car. then she gave it to him for his wedding. then, she called me cheap for giving him 250.

You lent money to your mother in law? Yikes
 

ramuman

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2009
Messages
4,862
Reaction score
749
For my most recent friends' wedding, I got them a Hermes tea set. The one before that, a set of tupperware. Point is, choose your friends and gifts accordingly.
 

fredfred

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
1,138
Reaction score
2
250? My reaction is you must be in some high class NYC circle. That seems high unless you are trying to be on the high side.
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 7 3.5%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 31 15.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 57 28.2%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 44 21.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 17 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 13 6.4%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 7 3.5%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 10 5.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • 100+

    Votes: 11 5.4%

Related Threads

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
427,314
Messages
9,196,850
Members
193,153
Latest member
mati69

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top