Catey Hill of David's Bridal asserts that, as of 2013, the average monetary gift to present to the bride and groom is $150. The Knot says the average amount relatives of the bride or groom spend on a gift is $146, while friends spend an average of $79.Continue Reading
Spending $75 to $100 on a wedding gift is acceptable if the nuptials are for a distant friend or business associate, according to The Knot. If the wedding gift is for a close friend or family member, the cost of the wedding gift should be between $100 and $125.
Presenting the bride and groom with a cash gift is customary in some cultures. In Japan, the bride is presented with red envelopes of money after the tea ceremony. In Spain, every guest who dances with the bride during the traditional dance is expected to present the bride with money.Learn more about Gift Giving
A wedding toast appropriate for the father of the bride is, "I raise my glass to toast my daughter. She’s dreamed of this day, and now her dream has come true, complete with her very own Prince Charming. I wish you much happiness in your new life together."Full Answer >
Some alternatives to a monetary gift for a wedding are a personalized memento for the couple or something from the couple's registry. A donation can also be made in the couple's name to a charity they value.Full Answer >
Common items on a wedding checklist include booking the ceremony and reception venues, finding a wedding officiate, getting the marriage license, ordering the cake and getting wedding attire for the bride, groom and attendants. Depending on the venue, other items could include a caterer and a band or DJ.Full Answer >
For a traditional Jewish wedding, the groom must give the bride a ring made of solid gold without any stones or gems. The ring cannot have anything cut through it completely because an unbroken ring symbolizes commitment to the marriage. The ring can be engraved with a phrase, which is typically written in Hebrew.Full Answer >