What would be an acceptable amount of cash to give for this second wedding considering that I went to the first wedding and I don’t know the bride and groom that well?

QuestionI have been invited to a second wedding of someone we do not know that well. I also went to the first wedding. The bride and groom are requesting that money be given because they already have everything they need. What would be an acceptable amount of cash to give for this second wedding considering that I went to the first wedding and I don’t know the bride and groom that well?

AnswerWhether it is a first wedding or the second, it is always your choice to decide how much to give to the bride and groom (or if you’d like to give a wedding gift, period, as it has always been optional). There are a few guidelines you can use to determine how much money would be appropriate to give.

One item to consider is how much each place setting may be at the wedding reception. Your relationship with the bride and groom will factor into this equation as well. You must also think of what is financially feasible for you. Once you have factored in all these elements, if feasible, you may want to add a little more to help cover some of the other costs related to the wedding.

For some, a gift of $200 would be difficult, for others, it may not be an issue so I am uncomfortable giving you a specific amount. Wedding gifts should never be expected. All gifts from wedding guests should be appreciated regardless of how big or small they may seem.