ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Money as a Wedding Gift: How Much to Give

Updated on October 7, 2015
Money as a Wedding Gift: How Much Money to Give
Money as a Wedding Gift: How Much Money to Give

Money as a wedding gift. It's what every bride and groom wants but is afraid to ask for.

If you are going to a wedding and wondering how much money to give as a wedding gift, this hub will give you dollar amount guidelines in US dollars, based on a middle-class income.

When you are giving money as a wedding gift, how much you give depends upon whether it is for a sister/brother/relative, friend, or extra wedding guest. It also depends on what your budget can afford in general.


For a Son/Daughter

If you have not paid for your child's wedding or contributed a major dollar amount towards it, then giving between $250 and $1,000 is an appropriate and generous wedding gift amount, whether you are very close or estranged. If you have paid for the food, catering hall, ceremony, wedding gown, or honeymoon, then you do not need to give your child money as a gift.


More brides and grooms than ever are seeking money as a wedding present instead of items from a gift registry, and are looking for ways to ask for it without feeling self-conscious. You can help a lot by simply giving cash without question.


Special gifts for the bride that plans to become a housewife:

A woman that decides to take on a traditional role in the house as a homemaker can benefit from a cash gift or these other gifts that give her that extra financial edge, or are also domestically thoughtful.

  • A check in her name only for her own savings account. Housewives often manage the household finances, but sometimes forget to put money aside for themselves. Your check will get her started on the right track.

  • A gift transfer of stock in her name. Housewives need investments too. Stock and mutual fund gifts will be the start to a solid financial future.

  • A full year's share in a produce co-op. This will keep the housewife's kitchen stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables she can cook healthy, wholesome meals with.

  • A gift card to a department store that has a large variety of household goods. This way, she can purchase kitchen items, décor, or even special clothes and jewelry for herself.

For a Sister/Brother's Wedding

Give between $100 and $250.


For a Nephew/Niece

Give between $100 and $500, depending upon how close you are.


For a Cousin/Other Family Member

$50 to $100 is appropriate, depending upon your closeness.


For a Best Friend

$100 is the perfect wedding gift.


Extra Wedding Guest

$50 is an appropriate gift when you are going to a wedding with someone, but you are not close to the bride or groom.


How much money to give as a wedding gift when you are short on money:

If your budget simply cannot handle the dollar amounts above, try to give as close as you can to a $50 contribution.

If you have no money at all to give and are not close to the bride or groom, consider not going to the wedding. With times as tight as they are, there are many people who simply cannot afford to buy an outfit to go to a wedding, give a wedding gift, and pay for the gas for the trip.

Money Poll

How much money do YOU think is appropriate for a wedding present?

See results

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)