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The Spending Pattern for Buying a Wedding Gift

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The Spending Pattern for Buying a Wedding Gift

This is the tricky part of the scenario. It utterly depends upon your relationship to the bride, or groom, or the couple as whole. If you think it’s going to be a low budget wedding, yet you ought to give the wedding gift according to nature of your relationship. Giving an expensive gift at high budget wedding and less expensive to low budget is a tacky act which at least should be avoided in close relation marriages. With due decency and respect, here’s an anticipated foretaste of what your Spending Pattern for Buying a Wedding Gift should be like:

  • Rs.2000 or more: For long distant relatives, family friends or co-workers
  • Rs 3000 or more: For relative or friends
  • Rs.5000 or more: For close friend or relative

According to The Knot, the spending budget should something be like:

  • Coworker and/or a distant family friend or relative: $50 – $75
  • Relative or friend: $75 – $100
  • Close relative or close friend: $100 – $150
  • Urbanite: $150 – $200+

The 60-20-20 Gift Split

As researched and stated by Yahoo Financial and The Knot, the 60-20-20 budget is highly recommended when you’re invited for series of several ceremonies of same couple.

The more friendly or close relation you have with the couple, the more expensive or exotic gift is expected. At the same time you have to attend pre wedding functions as well like engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor party, haldi function etc. In that case you will need this 60-20-20 gift split budget. Try to keep it as

  • 20% for engagement ceremony
  • 20% for other pre wedding function
  • 60% for the wedding ceremony itself

Here, you’ll have to move smartly and plan out gifts which are reasonable for you as well as gratifying for the couple.

As stated by editor The Knot, Jamie Miles:

“Outline your budget ahead of time to see what is doable for you.”

Author | admin Comments | 0 Date | March 7, 2017

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