What is an appropriate monetary wedding gift for a friend these days?
A friend recently asked me what is considered a typical amount of money to include in a card as a wedding gift. I realized that years ago when I got married, I knew the answer to this, but having been out of that for a while, I am not really sure. This would not be for a very close friend or family member.
It really depends on a number of factors. Some examples would be the cost of the venue, how close you are to the couple and most importantly, how much you can afford! Good luck.
It really depends on so many different things - the general economy of your city, and the wealth / generosity of your group of friends. It also depends on how many gifts you have to give out - when there are a lot of weddings in one summer, it makes it less affordable to go all out on any one person.
I read on the radio that $100 was a good gift, but there is no way I could afford something like that. Among my friends, it is generally around $25. I would give $50 if I could afford it to people I am closer to. Generally, you should give about how much you generally give to your (not immediate) family and friends for their birthday or holiday.
You want to give a gift that shows your well wishes without going broke. Make sure you wrap it really prettily and take care in choosing a great card.
After all, it shouldn't be the money that matters.
I recently got married and we averaged $50-$100 per card. Definily more then we expected. I personally would think $50 would work, or look at the cost of a dinner for 2 at a nice restaraunt.
Give enough money to get a "quickie" divorce but don't tell them that's what it's for.
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