Is there a certain dollar amount to spend on groomsmen? Is it equal to the cost of the tuxedo rental per attendant? My fiance and I are paying for the entire wedding/reception as it is and would like to have some direction with this so we can budget accordingly. I am spending $100.00 each for my 2 bridesmaids and a bit more for my matron of honor (my only sister).[blush]
There isn’t a certain dollar amount you must go by to purchase your attendants’ gifts. Therefore, spending as much on the groomsmen as what they are spending on their tuxedos isn’t an issue. That means you could spend $10.00 or $100 per gift.
However, instead of dollar amount, you should focus more on what you, and/or your Fiance, want the gifts to mean to your attendants. Spend what you feel is comfortable based on your budget.
Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca
I completely agree. There is no dollar amount that is considered appropriate. The gifts should reflect your sentiments.
Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc
Agreed. When choosing gifts for your groomsmen or bridesmaids, consider your relationship and friendship with them and then buy (or even make) something you think they will love and will show your appreciation for what they’ve done for the wedding. Even though you”ll be selecting different gifts for different personalities, try to get the value in the same ballpark so as not to hurt anyone’s feelings. The cost doesn’t have to be exactly equal, but avoid buying a hankie for one guy and a set of gold clubs for another. 😮
You get the picture. Never choose gifts based on the price tag.
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