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ticktocktime2rock Wed 28-Jan-15 12:51:36

Dp and I have been invited to a friend's wedding in May. The invite requests cash for their honeymoon rather than presents as a gift. We're more than happy to give this but what we're stuck on is how much to give. For context they're very good friends of dp and we see them 2/3 times a year whenever we are in their country. I'm happy to default to dp as they are mainly his friends but he says he has no clue and would appreciate any advice

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 28-Jan-15 17:49:55

I think a lot of it depends on your income and how close you are. For a close friend, I'd go to £100. For a I-wouldn't-tell-you-my-secrets-but-lets-go-to-the-pub-on-our-own friend, somewhere between £50-75, maybe.

PoppySausage Wed 28-Jan-15 17:50:40


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FluffyMcnuffy Thu 29-Jan-15 15:01:08


OkyDoke Thu 29-Jan-15 15:33:56

I'm clearly a lot more broke than the previous posters - £30-£40.

FelixFelix Thu 29-Jan-15 15:35:24

It depends how much you can afford. I'd go for £50 if it's not too much for you to give. We are skint so giving about £30 to my friend for her wedding grin

RhubarbAndMustard Thu 29-Jan-15 15:41:56

I'd give £50. If it was my closest friends I'd give £100.

MimiSunshine Fri 30-Jan-15 07:35:34

£30-£50 because in all honesty I wouldn't buy a £100 gift

rednailsredheart Fri 30-Jan-15 14:08:08

Depends on your income and how many other weddings you have!

I would say £100 for people I consider good friends, and if there aren't six other weddings later in the year.

NollaigShona Sat 31-Jan-15 13:55:52

I would give a £100 unless it is in Ireland where the norm is more €150 to €200.
(See how I did euros for Ireland?)

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happygirl87 Tue 10-Feb-15 14:42:36

In the UK, £50 is fine, £100 is generous (less of course if you can't afford £50!) In Ireland its way more, and in Aus/US you are supposed to cover "the cost of your plate" I think- so a lot!

happygirl87 Tue 10-Feb-15 14:43:08

Sorry I meant England not UK

MissMooMoo Tue 23-Jun-15 12:03:31

we give as a couple £100 for daytime guests and £50 for night time.

Lozy79 Fri 26-Jun-15 21:53:20

That's a lot of money to us, but it really depends on your income. All my gifts at my wedding ranged from £10 to £40.

ThursdayLast Fri 26-Jun-15 21:55:55

£50 tends to be our standard.
Honestly, don't give more than you can afford, they'll be happy you wanted to give them anything

emwithme Fri 26-Jun-15 22:03:50

Gifts at our wedding ranged from £20 to £500.

The £20 meant more because it was from my childhood best friend who travelled 150 miles (each way) with her husband and three kids and her just being there was wonderful. The £500 was from DH's Very Rich cousin-and-her-husband who would easily spunk that on a meal out...

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