by Grace aka costofcollege
June is a big month for weddings. A recent CollegeConfidential discussion asked about the appropriate amount to spend on a wedding gift. Opinions vary, to say the least.
This comment …
This is sooooo variable, by region of the country, socioeconomic status, how close you are to the people involved. There are weddings where I’d give $100 and feel fine, and those where I’d give $1,000 (my nieces/nephew)….
… prompted this response:
I can’t imagine spending that much for anyone but my own kids.
Several factors come into play.
In addition to region of country, another factor quite simply is your income. One family’s $300 check is done without a blink of an eye, another, $300 is the grocery bill for the month!
How much do you spend on wedding gifts?