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01/02/2013 at 17:12
bride and groom have asked for money so I can't make the cash go further with bargin hunting . Don't really want to do a small present plus cash as that would eat into the cash budget and make me look even more stingy!
The wedding is an old uni friend who I lived with for 4 years. I keep in touch with phone, text mesaages etc. I see her about once a year. she came to my wedding in 2007 but I can't remember what she bought us if that matters.
01/02/2013 at 17:15
Just do what you can afford.
And frankly if you want to give them a small gift not money then they should be grateful.
I usually think about how much the wedding cost to invite me - so if I'm going to day and evening it'd be more than just evening. I think this is probably old fashioned though?
01/02/2013 at 17:16
Tough one - what would you normally spend on a person you are closer to?
Personally I would do £25 in a card - £20 if its just the evening or I might even just buy a bottle of champagne x
01/02/2013 at 17:21
Friends, I go up to £50, and £100 or so for family.
I know they've asked for money, but Nothing wrong with buying a gift instead. I know alot of older folks prefer to give gifts instead of cash, so you probably wouldn't be the only one. (not saying you're an "older folk" BTW)
01/02/2013 at 17:24
The last two family weddings we've given £100, friends were £50ish and evening about £30
01/02/2013 at 17:41
I usually spend about £50 for a day wedding for close friends or family, and £30 for others, then about £20 for an evening do. Just give what you can afford though, it's the thought that counts.
01/02/2013 at 17:44
It depends, we usually give £100 if a day guest and £30 if evening.
01/02/2013 at 17:56
Family and close friends usually £100. Anyone else we give £50. Give what you can afford. We didn't expect anything but to have our guests celebrate our day with us and I'm sure most couples feel the same way x
01/02/2013 at 18:00
It totally depends on the person. Anything from £20 to £50, depending on how close I am to them. None of my family have married since I was small so my weddings have all been friend ones. (I'm the oldest of siblings and cousins)
01/02/2013 at 18:06
We normally give £100 as a day guest(and going as a couple), slightly more for close friends and family.
01/02/2013 at 18:25
£40 - £50 as a day guest, more if close friend or close family, £20-£30 if evening guest.
When we got married we got a lot of cheques and there was such a range in values, from £15 - £1000 so anywhere between there is probably 'normal'!
01/02/2013 at 18:51
It depends who we're buying for to be honest. Last year, H's niece got married and we spend £60 on them. My friend from school then got married and we put £25 towards their honeymoon.
01/02/2013 at 20:19
£30 for friends and family (thought we spent £50 on SIL)
£50 if one of us is in the bridal party or a best friend
01/02/2013 at 20:26
We too would consider how much it costs to invite us as a couple and would give more as a daytime guest (prob about £100) and less as just evening (£30-50 depending on who it is)
01/02/2013 at 20:35
£100 for close friends & family. £50ish for other all day invitations & £20 for night invitation
01/02/2013 at 21:59
what we can afford, which is about £25 usually x
02/02/2013 at 07:40
It depends on how close I am to them. £30-£50 for friends, more for my sisters
02/02/2013 at 09:24
We've only gone to close friends and extended family ones really and usually about £50 in cash is about as far as we can afford. Otherwise a gift roughly to that value.
02/02/2013 at 10:08
£50 for day, £30 for evening. We had many people buy us gifts instead for our wedding and we were very grateful. Buy what you can afford, weddings are expensive enough to attend in the first place I think
02/02/2013 at 10:55
Close family and best friends £100, friends and we are there all day £50, friends and we are there just for the night do £30-50 depending how close we are and aquaintences that we are just at the night do £25-30
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