I Do Wednesday: How Much to Give as a Wedding Gift

Our #IDoWEDnesday question this week is, “How much should a person spend on a wedding gift?”

Rustic Card Box and Guest Book

Despite what you may have heard, there is no exact rule or formula for the amount you should give as a wedding gift. However, there are some factors to consider:

1. What you can afford

2. How close you are to the bride and/or groom

3. The number of people in your party attending the wedding

4. The location of the wedding (ie: NYC versus Youngstown)

According to TheKnot.com, a general guideline is:

  • Coworker and/or distant family friend or relative: $50-$75
  • Relative or friend: $75-$100
  • Close relative or close friend: $100-$150
  • Urbanite: $150-$200+

If you have your own question for #IDoWEDnesday or are interested in a free consultation for your upcoming wedding, contact me at Kristen@DelvauxWeddings.com.


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