When it comes to wedding gifts, you can't go wrong with cash. Save the registry gifts for the showers. No couple feels like lugging a big set of plates or a blender around while drunk after their wedding.
But then comes the million dollar question...how much?
Now this is just me personally, but at the very least I give a hundred dollars for both Kyle and I. And if either of us are in the wedding then I'll give two hundred.
It isn't until you have planned a wedding that realize just how expensive it is. Plates are at least fifty dollars a person, which is where I came up with my gift amount.
Only you know what you are comfortable with giving, it may be more, it may be less. But that is my general formula for all of the weddings I attend.
My mom also recently brought up about how we should give checks instead of cash, so you can make sure the couple gets it and cashes it. I think going forward I will follow through with her idea...
I know talking about money is awkward, although it is a standard when it comes to weddings. But I also think it's important not only to talk about how much a couple is spending on a wedding, but how much you are giving to them...
Tis the Season for Giving!