As a guest- Sunday afternoon wedding- gift & dress

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jmLL:  where do you live? In CT weddings are usually expensive no matter what time. 

We would probably give 150-200

Post # 5
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

100 dollars if its just you, maybe 150 for ur SO and yourself. i would do a dress knee length some type of print..

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d wear a casual cocktail dress. As someone who just got married, I’ll tell you that we loved gifts off of our registry and cash. I’d gift a minimum of $50 per person attending, more if your circle regularly gifts more.

Post # 7
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@asianyoushi:  $ I agree. $150 and a knee length dress 

Post # 9
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I went to a co-worker’s wedding on a Sunday afternoon and I didn’t feel it was any different from any other wedding. I just wore a cocktail dress and gave them a regular present. I love the idea of a special hand-made something! PS – You people are all so very generous! I consider $50 pretty high range for a co-worker!


I live in Texas. And no, I swear I’m not a “country bumpkin”. Hahah.

Post # 12
24 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

150 for the gift and formal attire. I think 50 dollars is woefully low. 🙁


Post # 13
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@Finallyafter15:  I just gave a gift of $50 for an evening Saturday wedding at a golf country club.


@jmLL:  Give what you can afford and fitting to your relationship, not based on the venue.  If you can afford $200 (a very high amount in my opinion), great.  $100 is fine too.  If you would give $200 to your sister, give $150 to a not so close friend.  Don’t go broke for this.

Post # 14
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I personally would never give a co-worker, family member, or friend a $150 gift. Nor would I expect this myself. That is not generous to me, its too much point blank. But whatever rocks your boat. 

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