Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: I was invited to a virtual wedding but can’t attend, how much should I spend on a gift?

Answer: While many things have changed due to the pandemic, some things remain the same and gifting when you are invited to a wedding that you can’t attend — whether it’s virtual or in person — is one of those things. According to Wedding Wire, the average guest spends about $120 on a gift. But if that’s not in your budget, spend the amount that feels comfortable and makes sense for you.


Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.