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Wedding cash.

We are going to a reception only. Only family will be attending the actual wedding. Now at the reception we will only be served hors d'oeuvres and wine. Would 50 dollars be enough or am I being super cheap?

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skinnyslokita

Asked by skinnyslokita at 9:54 AM on Aug. 23, 2013 in Relationships

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  • They did not have a wedding registry either.
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 9:55 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • I think that's fine
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:59 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • I think $50 is a very nice gift!! No matter what kind of reception.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:20 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • Yes, that is fine. Don't compare what you give to what they have as a reception, but rather what you are comfortable giving. Have a great time!
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 10:27 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • How well do you know the couple? If they are family or close friends, I'd probably give more, but $50 should be fine otherwise.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:34 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • Who is this person to you? Where is the reception (type of place I mean)? Really I think I'd give at least $100 ($50 per person). But you should really only give what you can afford to give.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:38 AM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • What are you talking about?
    A gift is what YOU wish to give. It is not payment for an event.
    If the Bride and groom expect you to help pay for the reception, they are super tacky IMO.
    They are throwing the party, not you and they or their families foot the bill.
    You give what you are comfortable with.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • Fifty dollars would be fine. It's the thought that counts.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • It's my husbands friend (sorry I was out getting him something to wear for the wedding) they hang out here and there, not me and his future wife. If it were a family member I'd give more but they're not even close friends.
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Aug. 23, 2013

  • I was only throwing out the no dinner because my aunt swear by at least doubling what your food cost... when gifting money.
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 3:20 PM on Aug. 23, 2013

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