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    For wishing well. The wedding is for friends though not close friends. The note with the invite said they are putting it towards their first home together. I have heard the approx value of the meal but how to you gage that? I currently dont drink as breastfeeding and dp is working the next day. Any suggestions would be awesome as the wedding is Thursday.

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    Considering my loathing of wishing well I'd say no more than $50. I think it's so wrong to expect the amount equal to a meal, really can't stand the whole wishing well rubbish.

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    We put in $100 in 2011. We sort of based it on reception per head. My dh was also groomsman tho.

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    We would do $100 if we were both attending, $50 if only one if us was.

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    If it's from both you & your DP, I think $100 is a pretty standard amount for a wedding gift from a couple.

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    For friends (not close friends) I'd probably give $50 -$80. This is why I hate wishing wells. Could find a lovely gift for $50 but it makes me feel like a tight *** when I am giving that amount as cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    Considering my loathing of wishing well I'd say no more than $50. I think it's so wrong to expect the amount equal to a meal, really can't stand the whole wishing well rubbish.
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    I really dislike the idea too. I kind of think it turns it in to a money grab! But as they have specifically asked for money I feel we have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissfulfairy View Post
    For friends (not close friends) I'd probably give $50 -$80. This is why I hate wishing wells. Could find a lovely gift for $50 but it makes me feel like a tight *** when I am giving that amount as cash.

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    I would much prefer to give a gift. Might still go with that option instead as I could get a lovely gift for a lot less

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamaBana82 View Post
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    I really dislike the idea too. I kind of think it turns it in to a money grab! But as they have specifically asked for money I feel we have to

    ♥me & him = ds 17/9/2013♥
    Yup me too, we have been invited to a wedding next year that requires a night in a hotel in a tourist area in peak season. When we received the invite is said wishing well only, no presents at all. Then get an invite to the kitchen tea that asks for money not a present too. These people are family that we see once a year at best and I'm not impressed at the blatant money grab! I tend to do gift cards just to feel less horrified by it all.

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    I think $50 is,plenty.
    I had a wishing well at my wedding but we put a nice poem in the invite saying we didn't expect anything and gifts were fine,too. But we already had 4 children, house etc...

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