Is there a standard amount to put in a wedding wish well?


Posted anonymously, 16th November 2018


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  • 200$ in a card is fantastic these days



  • I try to cover the cost of what it would be to host me at the wedding, which is usually $70 a head but generously give between $100 to $200



  • I would post what you think that you can afford. People think that it should be roughly what the meal costs.



  • Thanks for all of the wishing well money tips – we have now settled on an amount for the wishing well! :)



  • I think it all depends on how close you are with the bride/groom, we usually do $50pp for friends, family we usually put alittle more :)



  • Thanks so much for all of the answers for the wishing well – been super helpful! Awesome community! :)



  • Depends on how close you are to the couple, etc. I know a family that used to go to heaps of weddings and they would ask how much the bride and groom were spending on the food. If it was $50 a head for example, they would put $50 in for each of their family members going to the wedding.



  • For our wedding most people put $50 per person. I don’t think anyone is going to be upset if you just give whatever you are happy to give though. I personally was just happy with a nice personal card.



  • It depends how close you are to the couple and what you can personally afford.



  • Definitely no standard amount it varies widely. I think you need to take into consideration what you would have spent on a present and what you think would be reasonable if it was you. I know most people don’t but I know people who would put in what they would have spent on a night out.



  • No there’s no standard amount. When my son went to a wedding that had one of these and he was stressing because he was broke. I told him to just chuck $10 in, no one will know if it’s all just put in together. But apparently you put it in a card so the couple know who gave what. So you can’t get out of it cheaply!


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