So my FI's good friend got married last month here in NYC. FI was asking me, how much should we give for the gift? We ended up giving a check for $350 as a couple. We may have given more but FI spent $1500+ to go to this guy's international bachelor party. FI just told me that his friend said he "made" $40k from the wedding (nice comment, right?) and now FI feels like he looks cheap, that he should have given more because other guests obviously gave a lot. I told him that what we gave was fine, that they had 170 guests and some were probably wealthy family members/friends. Does that seem in line with your experiences?
I just think it's tacky that this guy even made this comment.