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So I have just been invited to a very good friend wedding. I am from another culture so I was wondering what's the usual amount you usually give them as gift? Or do you actually buy things from their wish list?

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“Here are some things we wish you’d get us” “…..Nah bro” Yes, use the wish list.

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Yes please buy from the registry.

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Cash or a purchase from the wedding registry are both great and welcome. I usually go with the registry first if there are still good choices. As for the amount… depends if it’s just you going or if someone else is joining you. And overall what type of wedding it is, or the group of people that goes (e.g., is it somewhere at a gym and people show up in sneakers and t shirts or camouflage, or more of a city setup?).

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Mason jars for the glassware (and centerpieces) and crates of PBR for the open bar. Can’t beat it.

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For cash I think rule of thumb was $100 a plate (a person) , but that might be outdated and could be a lot higher for nicer weddings.

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Yea I had assumed that was the case. I have been doing $250 total from me and my gf.

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If it’s a good and close friend, $100+ on a gift from the registry is ideal.

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Do the wish list if you can, it’s the safest bet. If you don’t like anything on the registry cash is king as well. I’ve also done gold bars (1oz not anything insane) for super close friends for good luck and fortune in their marriage.

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Thank you 🙏😌

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For close friends, I gift at least $500 for me+1. Add more if it is a premium / multi day event. P.S. - Most of the weddings I attend are in HCOL cities

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Wish list or a check with $. If you know that they are saving for a house they might appreciate cash more. At least $100 per person. If close friend more like $150 per person

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Wish list or upto £100-150

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A lot of the friends’ weddings I’ve been to didn’t have a registry and gifts were “optional,” so I thought you always gave the cost of your plate in a gift. I honestly don’t think $100 would cover most plates, and have usually given around $200 plus.

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This is right. Unless it’s a bbq wedding, $100 won’t be enough for a proper wedding. Adding $100 extra should be ok for most of us on here, and adding it all up from the wedding party will really make the newly weds happy.

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This is an on-going debate. The min is usually $100 per person, as it is a nice, round, flat number and is under the pre-tense that you don’t/barely cover your plate (especially if the couple picked a high end place, decide to have open bar etc.) The upper end is usually $200-300, with the mindset that you’d cover not the food, but the averaged down (per person) cost of the other items - venue, DJ, wedding cake etc. I personally rather do gifts (only if there is a registry) because this can be done online, be tracked and get me some points. If there is none, I usually write a check or give cash inside an envelope/card. There isn’t a right answer, only personal preference and depends on how close you are to the couple (could be a sliding scale from acquaintance to family)

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Very insightful thanks 🙏 I definitely want to cover the food and give them extra.

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