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    Default Wishing well - how much money to give?

    Going to a friends engagement party and they have a wishing well. How much money would you put in? Is $50 okay? I dont wanna seem like a stinge! Lol

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    That's how much I've done in the past. We aren't rich, and that is the same amount I would spend on a gift.

    I wouldn't worry about looking stingy - when we got married, the cost of the gift was the last thing I would have thought about. And if we'd had a wishing well, I'd have been darn grateful for receiving anything really.

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    I think $50 is fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchiesMummy View Post
    A wishing well at an engagement party seems rude to me? I don't know why thought ha ha. But I don't get engagement parties?

    I would say 50 is plenty. X
    You just took the words right out of my keyboard

    They should be grateful getting $50!!

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    I think $50 is generous, I personally would only put in what id spend on a gift

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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchiesMummy View Post
    A wishing well at an engagement party seems rude to me? I don't know why thought ha ha. But I don't get engagement parties?

    I would say 50 is plenty. X
    ^^^ this...
    If they get $50 per guest at the engagement party, what are they going to expect in the well at the wedding?

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    I'd give $50 at a wedding (more if it were immediate family) but not sure of an engagement, does seem a tad rude, I think you were generous giving $50 at an engagement

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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchiesMummy View Post
    A wishing well at an engagement party seems rude to me? I don't know why thought ha ha. But I don't get engagement parties?

    I would say 50 is plenty. X
    Wishing wells in general are rude imo. But then I also hate registries and anything that mentions gifts - no matter what the occassion. Very poor etiquette. I have just received an invite to a 21st where she is having a wishing well and specified that she wants money and no gifts!! For a 21st!!!! Yuck.

    Anyhoo, I think $50 is more than enough. I went to a wedding recently and put $50 into the wishing well. I couldn't afford anything more and it was only myself that went (no partner or anything) so that was what I did.

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    Yeah I thought you only had them at weddings as well haha! Oh well, yeah $50 it is! Thanks ladies!

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    I think wishing wells are great. Would you rather waste your money on something they like or need ?


 

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