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How Do You Determine the Amount Spent on Wedding Gifts?

How Do You Determine the Amount Spent on Wedding Gifts?

Gifts are a way to acknowledge your congratulations to newlyweds and to show appreciation for being included in the celebration. There are various opinions surrounding gifts: Some say guests have a year to give a gift, some assume the cost of the gift should be approximately what the couple spent on each guest, some only give money while others would never think of it, and the list goes on.

Rob Johnsen, co-founder of advises to decide how much your relationship is worth: If the couple are "two of your most cherished friends or relatives" expect to spend about $200, if they're people you value but don't communicate regularly or see often than spend between $50 and $100, and a couple who you don't know very well would receive a gift worth $50 or under.

Do you agree with his calculated assessments or do you focus on the actual gift and not the money spent? How do you determine the amount that you'll spend?


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