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    For a wishing well or gift id give $50 or spend $50, as thats reasonable for what we can afford.

    A gift is a gift. Its the thought that counts. Well at least its supposed to be!

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    I have and will probably always give $50 for friends and $100 for close friends and family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarylee View Post
    Wow, people are supposed to cover what it cost the couple to invite them

    To me a gift is a gift! Whether it be $20 or $200. Give what you feel comfortable with and what you can afford.
    Yeah the majority gave $50 per couple, although some much more (like 2K) and some only $20 - and we didn't give it a second thought, even physical gifts are lovely, people weren't obliged to give anything!

    Having said that, a few turned up without even a card, and that we thought was rude!

    Mel x

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    For our wedding we didn't want people to feel obliged. We had no Wishing Well but we did have a gift registry - However we didn't make the gift registry known when we sent out our invites. That way if any of our guests asked what they could get us we could tell them that whilst we didn't expect anything, if they did want to get us a gift we had a registry set up if they would like to chose something from that. For those who did not ask, they did not know they registry existed. In the end it was up to the individual guest, we had guests who chose from the registry, some gave us gifts, others money or gift cards and a couple of guest gave nothing.

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    $200 to $250 for us. $300 if we're close friends, $400+ if it's family.

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    We don't normally give more than $100 (or gift of similar cost).

    At my wedding no-one (excluding family) gave us more than $100 and I thought that it was more than generous. I was honoured at the money & gifts people gave us! The most important thing to me was they they were all there to share the day.

    I think the most awesome gift we received was from my cousin - he has a severe disability and therefore cannot work. He also couldn't attend the wedding as it was too difficult for him. He gave us $10 and I was honoured as I know he is on benefits & that would be a fair amount of $ for him.

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    We normally give $100 for friends and $200 for family/super close long time friends.

    Even then, we had one last year and we were just so strapped for cash at the time and even finding $100 was tough I don't mind wishing wells but I really hope the couple aren't on the other end comparing how much people give

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    For a close work friend, I would give $150 (in total from DH and I). For one of my lifelong besties, I would up it to $200 (in total for DH and I).

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    We usually do $50 from both dh and I, for close family members or friend $100. I did do a small canvas and only $50 for my sister recently as budget was tight after all other wedding expenses.

    Out of interest, I just calculated our wishing well worked out to an average of about $20 per person. We were ecstatic to get that much and we used it for a fantastic 8 seater outdoor setting that we will use for many years and a large surround sound system and also bought our divine duck down doona. We had been together 7 years and living together for 5. We still haven't used the five photo frames we got for our engagement party, and don't have any more room for glasses, platters or towels.

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    I'm surprised so many people give so much! I think i'd feel kind of guilty excepting $200-$300 cash gifts from a work colleague!
    We usually put between 100-150, depends on finances and who's wedding it is.

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