Groomsmen: How Much to Spend on Groomsmen Gifts?

Q:

How much should we spend on groomsmen gifts? My fiance and I are paying for our wedding ourselves and have a pretty strict wedding budget, but every suggestion he makes for groomsmen gifts seems outrageous to me. Hundred-dollar golf clubs? We can't afford this unless we make major concessions in other areas. My fiancée just seems so intent on getting his buddies something fancy. How important is it to shower our groomsmen with super-expensive thanks?

A:

It's obvious your fiance wants to thank his best buds in a grand way that reflects the importance of the day and his feelings for them. But, as you know, all of the small details of a wedding can add up to big price tag. Fret not -- there are lots of ways to show your thanks without spending a small fortune. Suggest to your groom that it's not how much money you spend, but rather how appreciative you both are that these guys went out of their way to participate in your wedding.


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