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The Wedding Gift

Nancy Trejos

June wedding season is here. Perhaps you brides and grooms out there are wondering: Will your guests be able to afford anything on your registry?

Brides.com and the Associated Press set out to find out in a new poll released this week.

Good news for you soon-to-be newlyweds: An overwhelming majority of the 1,000 random people polled across the country said they are still giving gifts to brides and grooms. In fact, 90 percent of respondents who had attended a wedding recently bought a gift.

The most popular price for a wedding gift was $100 to $199. The next popular price was $50 to $75.

That said, 70 percent of the respondents thought that the couple should not expect a gift from all their wedding guests.

Wedding guests were more frugal when it came to celebrations leading up to the wedding. Only 10 percent said they bought a gift for the engagement party and 37 percent for the bridal shower.

By Nancy Trejos  |  June 16, 2009; 12:00 PM ET
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Another good question to ask your Small Change readers is whether they make decisions to actually ATTEND those weddings based on financial concerns. For example, out-of-town weddings can get expensive, when you add in the airfares, hotel and the price of a gift. My guess, based on a non-scientific survey, is that people are declining out-of-town wedding invitations at a higher rate.

But I'd like to know what other Small Change readers have to say.

Other opinions? Or examples? Write in, folks!

Posted by: richburgk | June 16, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

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