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Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Just wondering how much people normally give for a wishing well wedding? I'm going to one in a few weeks and wanted to know an average...I know it depends on your the relationship with the married couple, but how much would you give?
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:09 pm

We give between $100 and $200 depending on how well we know the couple, but I dont think there are any rules. You give what you can afford.
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:14 pm

In the past we have usually given about $50, but more like $100 for close friends/family, we will probably start giving more as we are no longer students! But I definately think $50 is reasonable and clearly nikeedee is a very generous person!
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:17 pm

Depends on what you can afford, and the closeness on the relationship.

So really it would be what you would spend on a normal wedding present for that couple.

But if you can't afford a lot, don't go silly and try to 'out-do' people... it can get a bit crazy!
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:23 pm

We usually go with about $50 per guest attending (so $100 if you are a couple) if we aren't close friends or rellies of the hosts. I'd make it $75 to $100 from each of you if you are close. But really, we had a wishing well and people put in all sorts of ammounts and I think people give what they can. We certainly didn't get offended by any smaller ammounts, so I would say your hosts will be understanding if you don't go all out.
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:27 pm

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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:13 pm

We work on this rule, $50 for engagement & special birthdays. And $100 for wedding, unless it is a couple we are extremely close with then it would be $200
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:26 pm

the wedding we went to in Jan we gave them $250 or $300(maybe a little more), but thats because fh was a groomsman and they refused to take payment for the suit hire and paid for accomodation for 2 nights after the wedding and drove us from the centre of NZ to queenstown (we paid petrol). however we would normally give about $100 total for the couple (so $50each). i know this may sound horrid but it also depends on where the wedding is to be held. if it was in a very fancy place then it maybe we would give more, if it was in their backyard then less. we try to atleast cover half the cost of what it would cost the couple to have us there
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:10 pm

Anywhere between $50 and $150+ (for each person invited), depending on the relationship.
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:16 pm

i'd say $100..Depends how much would you spend on a gift?
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:22 pm

Going by our wishing well - $50 for singles and if you dont know them well. $100 per couple. If you close $100+
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:56 am

There was a poll on this a while ago (but I can't find it now).

The general consensus (if I remember correctly) was;
- depends on how well you know them
- give what you can afford
- $100-$150 was about average.
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:30 am

We figure the couple have spend at least $100 a head for us to attend so we give $150 - $200. FH is Croatian and if it's close family, they usually give $400 - it's seen as a way to help the newlyweds start their lives together.

Friends of our are getting married in Nov and they're having a wishing well and a gift registry. Judging by the $300 kettle and $180 designer cereal bowl (that's the price for 1 bowl!!!!), they're clearly expecting at least $200 per couple!
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:48 pm

Minimum of $100 from the both of us - more if family or close friends
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:36 pm

around $100 i think
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:09 pm

lilith wrote:
We give between $50-100 per head (i.e. DH and I) depending how much we like them. So basically $100-200 from us as a couple.


Us too.
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:16 pm

We give $100 for a wedding - $50 for an engagement.

I really dont think it matters what cost you perseeve the hosts have spent per guest...I can not see how this should have any relevance to the amount you give to them as a gift. You would end up giving your rich friends more than you poor friends...where is the logic or fairness in that???
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:47 am

We usually give $100 from the oth of us, for not so close people and would go $100 from each, so $200 if they are close!
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:05 am

2009 Bride wrote:
We figure the couple have spend at least $100 a head for us to attend so we give $150 - $200. FH is Croatian and if it's close family, they usually give $400 - it's seen as a way to help the newlyweds start their lives together.

Friends of our are getting married in Nov and they're having a wishing well and a gift registry. Judging by the $300 kettle and $180 designer cereal bowl (that's the price for 1 bowl!!!!), they're clearly expecting at least $200 per couple!

8O gee what special features does the cereal bowl have? gold plated
 
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Re: Wishing well...how much?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:44 am

ric & crys wrote:
2009 Bride wrote:
We figure the couple have spend at least $100 a head for us to attend so we give $150 - $200. FH is Croatian and if it's close family, they usually give $400 - it's seen as a way to help the newlyweds start their lives together.

Friends of our are getting married in Nov and they're having a wishing well and a gift registry. Judging by the $300 kettle and $180 designer cereal bowl (that's the price for 1 bowl!!!!), they're clearly expecting at least $200 per couple!

8O gee what special features does the cereal bowl have? gold plated


Hehehe :D It's a white "designer" cereal bowl with a paisley pattern and ... wait for it ... a platinum rim. I guess cornflakes taste better if they're served in a platinum bowl! :roll:
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