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    I have been invited to an interstate wedding and am very excited to go. It is going to cost me almost $300 in flights and $260 in accomodation in addition to hire car. The wedding has a wishing well style gift request.
    How much do you think would be appropriate to give? It is just me - DH and dd are staying home.

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    What ever you can afford. Someone told me that you should spend roughly what the per head price would be. Because of your expenses I'm sure they would understand if you didn't give heaps.

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    If I was the bride I would say that your presence is presents enough. If you can only swing $50 or whatever, I think that is A-ok.

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    Depends on how close you are to the person/couple? Depends on what you can afford, for me it would be max $100 combined with all of the other expenses you've mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    If I was the bride I would say that your presence is presents enough. If you can only swing $50 or whatever, I think that is A-ok.
    I agree, especially when travelling from interstate.

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    I would say no more than $100.

    You've spent a small fortune to attend, you should not feel obligated to throw wads of cash into the well!

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    I'd do $50 n a quick pick! But def no more then that n the quick pick would only be if I remembered....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillies View Post
    I'd do $50 n a quick pick! But def no more then that n the quick pick would only be if I remembered....
    What do you mean by a quick pick? Excuse me if I'm stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookingMonster View Post
    What do you mean by a quick pick? Excuse me if I'm stupid
    Do you mean x lotto? Sorry different state, different name

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    I'm getting married in August and most of my guests will have to pay for accommodation etc.

    We do not expect and definitely won't be asking for gifts of any kind.

    I just want people to come and celebrate with us not have to stress about money!

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