Rowan Lovatti: What is the proper amount of money to give to a bride and groom at their wedding?
What’s the etiquette for giving money as a present to the bride and groom? The wedding is coming up soon and I wanted to give them money since they’re a younger couple just starting out from college.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Scotch
$ 500-$ 1,000
but it als depend on your relationship to them
If you’re very close to them, $ 100.00; if not, 25 or 50 is fine.Answer by Trisha
I think it depends on: your relationship to them, what stage of life they are in, what their needs are and how much you can comfortably contribute to their new lives.Answer by CHRISJ
Keep in mind that the cost per person at a wedding usually ranges from $ 25 up if they are having a meal at the reception so I would start at $ 40 and then add more depending on how close you are to them.Answer by Faithe
If you have a little money to spare, $ 75 per person is a nice/average amount to contribute. $ 50 per person is about what the average person slightly struggling with money would give. If you’re more well off, $ 100 per person would be normal.
You also need to factor in the cost of the wedding. If it’s done in the family back yard, they won’t have shelled out $ 25-$ 40 per person for a meal. A D.J. will have cost them less than a band. Also, in certain neighborhoods, monetary gifts tend to be higher/lower. You might ask a variety of people in your area (if the wedding is in your area) what they have contributed to past weddings.
If you’re really short on cash, shop for a gift that may cost less than the amount of money you could give, but will be meaningful to the couple. The time you spent looking for just the right gift is equal to money, and the couple would not have invited you if they only wanted your money. You could even hand-make something, such as a house sign or wall hanging listing the couple’s last name and “Established 2011”.