How much money should I give as a wedding gift? Here are the ideal amounts according to your relationship to the bride and groom
Weddings are very important events for couples and their families. In Spain, most weddings take place in spring and summer, thanks to the good weather and the possibility of celebrating the ceremony in natural settings. Attending a wedding as a guest is also a special moment, but it often raises the question: how much money should I give the bride and groom?
The ideal amount depending on your relationship with the bride and groom
There's no clear-cut answer to this question, but the “Essential Wedding Book” published this year by Bodas.net may help you to see things more clearly. In general, the ideal amount to give as a gift at a wedding in Spain is around 150 euros. However, this may vary depending on how close you are to the bride and groom.
If you're not very close to the couple, it's acceptable to give a gift of less than 100 euros. On the other hand, if you are a close friend or distant relative, the ideal amount is between 100 and 200 euros. For a best friend or very close relative, you might consider giving between 200 and 300 euros. Finally, if you're a brother, sister or other close relative, the gift could range from 300 to 500 euros, or even more if you're invited to your own parents' wedding.
Other alternatives for wedding gifts
If you're not sure how much money to give, Bodas.net offers other alternatives. For example, you can find out the cost of the menu chosen by the bride and groom and give an amount that covers this cost. In this way, you help the bride and groom cover the cost of the meal. Another original option is to use a virtual gift list. You can “buy” a product from the list, such as a chair, but the bride and groom will receive the value of the gift rather than the item itself.
Attending a wedding is a special event, and giving the right gift is a way of showing your affection and support for the bride and groom. Keep these guidelines in mind and choose the amount that best suits your relationship with the bride and groom.