So you’ve been invited to a wedding - hooray! Among a few decisions like ‘what am I going to wear?’, ‘who will feed the dog?’ and ‘how can I contain my excitement?’, you’ll also find yourself asking ‘how much money are you meant to gift at a wedding?’.
Being a guest is a huge honour and as it usually goes, gifting is a way of saying thank you for including me in your celebrations and wishing you all the love for your future together.
The thing is, when it comes to gifting cash at a wedding, there are no hard and fast rules. Tradition aside, this is a personal and open ended concept. And the couple will understand this.
Generally speaking, covering your ‘seat’ at the wedding - think, the food and bev cost per head that the couple would have paid for you - is a good place to start. This contribution is always greatly appreciated as we all know that weddings often can be on the exxy side as far as parties go.
With the rise of alternatives to the ‘wishing well’ (typically a box at a wedding for cards filled with cash for a honeymoon fund), we suspect that the non-rules are changing again. Especially in a tech-savvy, pandemic world, couples are opting for digital registries over physical wells.