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How do you decide how much to spend on a wedding gift when invited to day do? I dont want to sound cheap but someone said £150 I realise as a guest it will be costing the couple so are you in effect having to pay them back via gift?

Theyre not family nor a best friend but am delighted to be asked

OneeyedRaven
12 months ago
What do you think of this?
sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1512 months ago

I heard the average gift is £50 per person, because thats usually the cost of the persons meal at the wedding... so if youre a couple it would be £100.. Thats how it worked in most cases for my wedding, but a few friends gave £20 vouchers / gifts.. the overall cost of a wedding you are unlikely to get back 😂

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
Original Poster
12 months ago

hahaha yeah that would be one heck of a wedding gift. I was just a bit shocked as its just me going cant find a spare £150 then theirs the outfit and drinks and transport etc

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 months ago

Whatever you can afford. I invited people I wanted there and told people not to get us anything as it wasn't about the presents. Most people gave us vouchers between 50 and 100 quid but if you can only afford 20 then that's what you give.

Its about your presence, not your presents.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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12 months ago

totally love this and TBH how I would view it - nice to see the true meaning behind getting hitched remains, Must say the couple are lovely and think this is the spirit of their invite just didnt want to embarrass myself as im going solo everyone else is in a couple

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 months ago

OneeyedRaven I honestly think you invite the people you want to have at your special day because they will help to make your day even more memorable, not because you are after gifts! Don't worry about others going as a couple and being able to give more, you wont embarrass yourself no matter how much you give

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

MrsCraig I couldn't have put it better myself - it's becoming a little crazy to expect anything over £100. Even then, only those who are family would tend to give that amount. OneeyedRaven Only give what you can afford without resentment.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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12 months ago

thank you for your help I will I am thinking of adding some personal bits and making a little hamper alongside the gift voucher - looking at some bubbles and towels with their name and day on to keep ❤️

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

OneeyedRaven This is a thoughtful gift and should make the couple very happy. (we all want to be all things to all people but sometimes the more personal gift impresses the most)

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CathSho13
CathSho1312 months ago

Id say no more than £50 unless their close family. When i got married most of my friends gave £20 in the card, most of my family gave £50 in cards.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
Original Poster
12 months ago

Having the people you want their with you celebrating is all that really counts thank you everyone feeling quite emotional for them now lol

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jennat85
jennat8512 months ago

I think that is a bit steep, if you are giving cash I would say £40-£50 but if you are getting a gift it doesn’t matter what you spend on it. I got bottles of champagne, photo frames and personalised cups and glasses, I loved these as it showed that the gift was actually thought about.

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susanmathews04
susanmathews0412 months ago

In the past I've given a teasmade which cost £25, a Laundry basket full of household products to a couple who just got there first home and needed everything and another couple I have given £20 to in a card. You should give what you can afford and no more, they will appreciate you being there more than the gift.

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Username45659
Username4565912 months ago

I have to say I always buy a gift of some sort - I can be quite a savvy shopper so I can pick things up at a bargain price (I am that person who buys in a sale 'just incase'), this way I don't spend alot and people dont know any difference.

As a single person I honestly wouldnt spend any more than £40/50 (but I would buy the equivalent for alot cheaper)

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PaulineThwaites
PaulineThwaites12 months ago

£50.00 unless they are close family

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