While giving a bad wedding gift isn’t a crime against humanity, it’s only proper to bring something sensible and useful for the couple. But since there are a number of factors to consider, like budget and whether or not it’s something that the bride and groom would appreciate, it’s not that easy. Nevertheless, there are certain rules of thumb to play by. 

Now, to have a better understanding of how these rules work, we’re once again collecting input from experts in the field. But this time, we’re doing this by answering some of the frequently asked questions about wedding gift etiquette. 

Wedding Gift Etiquette FAQs

Anyone who’s bought a wedding gift – whether for the first time or otherwise – has likely asked one of these four questions. Now, you’re getting your answers. 

How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift?

There’s a reason why this question is at the top of the list. Budget is an important concern, especially if you don’t have the capacity to be loose with your spending. 

First and foremost, it would be wise to set a budget that’s comfortable for you. Name a price that won’t hurt your bank account, but won’t shortchange the couple, either. Once you’ve done that, then it’s time to assess your relationship with the bride and groom. 

Etiquette expert Jacquline Whitmore suggested some questions you can ask yourself.