Giving Money as a Wedding Gift

Giving money as a wedding gift is generally acceptable in many cultures. This is a guide about giving money as a wedding gift.

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Our daughter's wedding is coming up in 2 weeks. We gave her and her fiance a substantial amount of money to use however they chose on the wedding and reception. We are now considering whether we "should" also give another substantial cash wedding gift, or simply a less expensive, but meaningful gift of some sort. Any suggestions/experiences anyone can share? Also, any ideas about meaningful gifts from parents to the bride and groom that are not too costly?

By Lynne

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I haven't been to a wedding in several years. Does anyone know what amount that most people give as a monetary gift?

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Most reception halls charge between $75-$150 per plate. Coming as a single person I would give $100, as a couple $200.

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My daughter is getting married in June and I just returned over $100 worth of items that she got as double presents. Considering that, I recommend giving gift cards or money to the bride and groom. It saves time for them and also they can get whatever they need.

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