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How much would you put in an envelope for a second cousin that is getting engaged?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Nothing, as I've never heard of this either. I do the wedding shower gift, and a gift of money at the wedding. I'd give $100. It also depends on your finances.
    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 10:25 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I've never heard of an engagement gift of cash. Cash for wedding or shower yes, cash for engagement, no.
    KATEISME

    Answer by KATEISME at 8:57 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I don't give anything for engagements. For a wedding, we give what we can afford. Right now that means it would only be a card with a nice note in it.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 9:05 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I've also never given cash for an engagement, but if that's what you're going to give, I think it depends on how close you are to that 2nd cousin, and your budget. What might be a lot for one person to give, could be very little for someone else. I usually give something personalized for the wedding, like toasting glasses with the bride and groom's name engraved, a wedding album to keep their special keepsakes in as they plan, that sort of thing.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:10 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Give them something after they been married for five years. lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I agree I have never heard of an engagement gift...just shower and wedding.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Um, nothing? First, I don't give 2nd cousins anything, second, I don't give "getting engaged" gifts...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Where I live it is 150-200.. Thanks anyway.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

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