When you accept a wedding invitation, it means you will most likely be buying the happy couple a gift. Wedding invitations also come with another set of obligations, including travel, lodging, and attire, so it’s important to balance the cost of the wedding gift with what you are already spending.
How much should you spend on a wedding gift?
While it is tradition to buy the couple a wedding gift, you don’t have to. If you’re tight on money or already spending a lot of money to attend the wedding, you are not obligated to buy an expensive gift for the couple. However, if you have the means, the rule of thumb is to follow tradition.
The traditional etiquette is that you spend the same amount on a gift as you think they are spending on the reception. For example, if you think the cost of the reception is around $75 per person, you should purchase a gift around that amount. The downside of this method is that it’s a per-person price, so if you and a partner come to the wedding, then you should spend double on your gift.
You should also consider how close you are to the couple when purchasing a gift. If you are not close to the couple, you may not want to spend too much on their gift. The average cost of a wedding gift is hundred dollars, so you can stay there or spend a little less. If you are close to the couple, then you may want to spend more.
Knowing how much to spend on a wedding gift can be tricky, but always remember that you don’t have to buy a gift if you are tight on money. However, if you have the means to buy a gift, the average wedding gift is about a hundred dollars, but you can spend more or less depending on how close you are to the couple.