It’s not necessarily wrong to bring a gift to the wedding, but it’s not the most thoughtful way to present it to the couple, either.
If you really want to bring something the day of, opt for a card with a check, cash or gift card.
Is it OK not to bring a gift to a wedding?
“No. Although gifts are never mandatory, you should always give something if you were invited to the wedding. But, if you’re in the bridal party or are traveling to a destination or out of town, it’s okay to spend less on a gift than you normally would.”
Do you give a gift at a wedding?
On average, most guests will spend between $75 and $150 on wedding gift money, according to Tendr. And if you’re still struggling to figure out how much to give for a wedding gift, Tendr reports the national average for wedding gift money is $160.
What is appropriate amount for wedding gift?
The average wedding gift amount hovers right around $100, which is a great place to start, and you can increase or decrease that based on how close you are. If you’re very close or related to the couple (and have the wiggle room in your budget), you may choose to spend more—about $100 per guest (or $200 from a couple).