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Old 05-25-2006, 08:36 PM
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Wedding Cash ?

We have a wedding to go to soon. We have not been to a wedding in years. Can anyone tell me the appropriate cash gift that people give today?


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Old 05-26-2006, 01:46 AM
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Sandy, I base mine on how well I know the couple. I would say an average would be $25.00.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:43 AM
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I think it depends on your relationship with the couple, and where in the country you are! Around here (NJ) at least $50.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:40 AM
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Sandy...How about a gift certificate? Maybe something in the line of furnishing their house with it. Find out where they are registered and give them a gift cert. from there or see what they registered for and buy them the item instead.
Hope this helps. It did when my daughter got married last year..She really appreciated the certificates she received.

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Old 05-27-2006, 08:02 AM
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Thanks for the help everyone!

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Old 05-28-2006, 08:55 AM
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I would say 50.00.

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Old 05-28-2006, 09:39 AM
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I would say $50, (if you and your spouse are attending) and try to take in to consideration the kind of reception, are they furnishing you a sit down dinner? Is alcohol provided? Those can influence my decision.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:59 AM
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I agree that it would depend on how well you know the couple. If I hardly know them at all and am not going to the wedding, I don't give anything. If I do know them, it depends on how well I know them. The range goes anywhere from $10 on up. It also depends on your financial state too.
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:44 PM
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I/we got married in 1984 (a loong time ago) and even then, the least anyone gave us was $25.00!! I think the LEAST you could get away with these days would be $50.00. I've heard that the average going rate these days is $100.00.

If you can't afford this, then I would either get them a gift certificate to a place where anyone - especially those just starting out - could use one, such as Home Depot or Target. Or, check to see if they're registered anywhere. If so, you could buy a gift from their registry.

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Old 05-28-2006, 02:47 PM
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$40.00 for graduation, weddings, bar mitzvah, confirmation, and if immediate family than maybe $80 or a gift
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