My husband and I have been invited to a wedding where the couple have asked for a donation to their honeymoon as a wedding gift. What is the socially acceptable amount to give?


Posted anonymously, 3rd September 2019


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  • We would usually say $100 per person that is going


  • Thanks for all of your answers. I failed to mention that I am a bridesmaid. Would you now recommend $100-150?


  • We appreciated and used wishing well money wisely on setting up our life together.
    Wishing well money used wisely is a tremendous gift from family and friends.


  • It depends how close you are but I say at least cover what it costs to have you there. If it’s $100 a head then for the two of you $200 minimum.


  • I agree with the other posters that it all depends on how close you are to the couple. A gift between $50-100 is reasonable.


  • I guess it depends on how close you are with them. I would say anywhere between $50 to $150. Definitely no less then $50 though. My cousin (who I was close with at the time) gave me $20 for a wedding gift, and she is well off so I wasn’t impressed!


  • The wonderful mom members have delivered beautifully once more and I tend too agree with them.


  • At a minimum, I would say the amount it has cost the couple to have you there as guests. For an average wedding that is usually about $50 per person.


  • Depending on how close you are to the couple, I think $50-100 is more than acceptable.


  • $50 is a reasonable amount for a wedding gift/wishing well contribution.


  • Depends on how close the couple are. We give what we can afford at the time but also like to see how much our seat at the wedding would have cost the couple.


  • We don’t have much money so can’t afford a huge amount but we usually give $50, some say 50 per invited guest but we simply can’t afford that


  • I am not sure, but I would probably say between fifty and one hundred dollars.
    I am curious to see what the others say.


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