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Carlie
Newbie June 2022 Ontario

Appetizer wedding gift money amount

Carlie, on July 30, 2022 at 11:21 Posted in Wedding reception 0 5
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Hey everyone! I'd like to hear from the brides/grooms that had an appetizer wedding (no sit down meal, just apps/snacks) and how much money their guests gave or what you would recommend? I'm already married but I have TWO appetizer only weddings next year and want to know the etiquette - not only for me as a guest what to give but to help out one of my friends with expectations.
Is it the same amount as you would give for a sit down meal etc? Thanks everyone!!

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Latest activity by Carine, on August 2, 2022 at 10:00
  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    I gave a gift and money for the Bridal shower and gave money for the wedding and went by the cost of a plate and went a little more, but she was a close friend. In the past I paid for a hotel room for the couple, and for a work friend we chipped in to get an expensive room at the hotel we worked at so they got two nights and meals paid.

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    Is the wedding held during normal meal hours or is it off hours with a few small bites? That would determine the size of my gift. Just because a wedding serves hors d'oeuvres instead of a plated meal, doesn't mean it can't constitute a full meal. I've been to weddings where the meal is served as cocktail appetizers but the amount of food still made up a full meal so I gave accordingly.

    As with any wedding, the mind set should be not to expect to profit off a wedding via gifts. People who do that will likely create sour experiences for their guests and ruin relationships.

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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
    Carmel ·
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    This! We really give based on how close we are with the couple but also how much it likely cost to have us there. Cash bar versus open bar is also a factor obviously.
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda ·
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    I would still give the same amount I would to any other wedding I would go to
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  • Jacquie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
    Jacquie ·
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    I'd personally give the same amount as a guest. But as a bride I would expect less. If that makes sense?
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