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    We give $100 distant friends
    $200 close friends

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    I would do what you can afford and what you feel comfortable with.

    I think $100 is a standard amount, however if they aren't close friends, I would be more inclined to give less.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimum890 View Post
    We have been invited to a destination wedding in early 2014 and instead of a gift or wishing well they have asked guests to cover the cost of the reception dinner/drinks which is $150 per person.
    Even if we were going to get them a gift or wishing well I wouldn't be giving them $300 so hence we are not attending.
    That is on too of the flights, accommodation etc.
    The hens night is looking close to $250 for me to attend a few weeks prior to the wedding and it is a shame that my DH is working that day so I can't attend that either. That $250 was to cover lunch at a restaurant, drinks, nibbles, entertainment (stripper) and club entry and a hotel for the night.
    I am pregnant so no drinking and I am vegetarian so the vegetarian meals are usually cheaper. This is one very demanding bride...they have recently purchased their second house, new car, and just spent 6 weeks overseas!!! Sorry but I am not paying for your wedding! Sorry OP, rant over!

    Usually we give $100, but for our very close friends we give $200.
    WOW!!!! That is terrible..


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    I don't mind wishing wells in this day and age as long as people don't have an expectation. I had a wishing well at my wedding that we used to go on our honeymoon with. I didn't mind how much people put in though and didn't care if people didn't put anything in.

    I hate receiving gifts though. Most things an by most I mean 99 percent of things people give me was useless and usually sits in the garage with me not getting rid of it because I feel bad. In fact I'd rather nothing then a gift but would also seriously not care if people did give nothing... just grateful they came.

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    $100 for friends- $200 for close friends and family


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    When we go to weddings, we usually give $100 for the wishing well. We had a wishing well at our wedding. We weren't fussed with how much people put, or if they didn't put in anything at all. We were very appreciative of everything we got. A couple of people bought us gifts and I absolutely loved what we were given by them.
    As a guest, I do find a wishing well easier because I always worry about if the gifts I buy people are okay and if they'll actually use/like them. I do think it's okay for people who don't want to participate in the ww to give a gift if they're more comfortable doing so.

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    I would put in $100 per person or $200 per couple but I would also only accept a wedding invite if I was close to the couple as I find organising my time to get to a wedding is a bit of a pain. (Clothing, babysitters, getting ready etc).

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    I like wishing wells. I find it much better than picking out a gift that the couple may now even like.
    It depends on the couple as to how much we give. If we aren't close its usually $100, close friends $200 and same for family. We gave our best friends $600 because we love them and knew how much it would help them out.

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    Think $100 is the way to go as it is really all we can afford after Christmas

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    I agree $100 per couple for friends


 

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