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Old 06-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by 2moreyears View Post
Well, $250-300 is not abnormal for what we would give as a couple to a non-mob wedding!!!! If they were close friends or family, we would up it a bit.

I don't know how young kids afford being in the wedding party!!

Absolutely , I give $250 to $300 for regular weddings in the Northeast for mob weddings you better pony up a lot more and be happy about it .

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #22
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Odd. I grew up in Northern NJ, and many relatives still reside there. Father's ancestors were in NJ from the late 19th century (emigrated to Manhattan, moved across the river to Little Germany). Never have I heard of lavish gifts being the norm - and $$ would be considered gauche, except for young newlyweds who have nothing and need everything. I must ask my cousin in Hoboken about this "custom."


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I spent many years in Northern N.J. where not only were the wedding gifts huge the shower gifts were also . After moving to Florida I was invited to a wedding shower and I brought a typical New Jersey gift . Most expensive gift at that shower . It was a learning experience .

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #23
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A lot of people I know whose are third generation Chicagoans give a check that "covers the plate"--the cost of the reception per person. Someone even asked me what the cost of our daughter's reception was so they could give us the appropriate amount!

You better believe we covered the plate for her daughter's wedding.

But for a wedding you're not going to attend, like Moe's, you're off the hook for the full plate amount. You can just cover an appetizer plate in that case.
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You better believe we covered the plate for her daughter's wedding.
I think in that situation you're obligated to cover a couple of tables!


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