I always feel uncertain with how much is the right amount to spend on wedding gifts.
The rule I've always tried to follow is spend what you think it's cost them per head on your place at their reception. So if you go as a couple and you think it's $100/head, spend $200 on the gift...
DH and I will be attending the wedding of a girl I work with shortly where they have asked guests to contribute to a wishing well.
There is just nowhere to hide if I get it wrong with a wishing well..at least with a gift it is not always obvious exactly how much was spent so if I have miscalculated how much it's not so awkward/obvious....
I am looking for bubhub guidance.
They are having their reception at The Terrace at the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens. http://www.terracereception.com.au/
She is a friend from work. A few of us do get together outside of work every now and then for 'work drinks' but I don't know her personal friends or family other than meeting her fiancé at work do's.
They are both mid twenties and currently loving at home with parents and have just bought their first home which they'll move into once married. So the wishing well will be used to buy all the things they still need for their house, like curtains/blinds etc...
So how much should we put into their wishing well?
We are on a tight budget (in preparation for TTC#2) so I want to be appropriately generous without being extravagant.