Wedding Gift From Groomsman

What is the standard for wedding gifts from members of the bridal party given that they have the expense of tuxedos and dresses etc.?

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When you are asked to be a member of a bridal party, it usually means that you are close to the bride or groom as a family member or friend. This is a great honor, but it does come with some responsibility including paying for a tuxedo or dress among other expenses.

The financial commitment can be a lot, but this is all part of being included in the wedding party and does not take the place of buying a wedding gift.

Your gift can come from the couple’s bridal registry if they have one, or cash gifts are always appropriate, but it should equal about the cost of a plate at the reception (~$100 depending on the location). Regardless of what you choose, you are required to still give a gift to the new bride and groom.

If you are experiencing financial hardship at the moment or truly can’t afford a wedding gift at this time, explain your situation to the bride and groom. Give them a rain check for your gift and follow up at a later date with a gift.


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