Post # 1
I think I already know the answer, but I’d like to hear other’s views.
My husband and I are attending a traditional East Indian wedding in another city which is about a 7 hour drive from us. Since the wedding is 3 days, we will be staying for 3 nights in a hotel room which is $160+ tax a night. I’m not kidding when I tell you this is the cheapest hotel, without staying in a dingy motel. There is also the cost of gas, etc.
The wedding is for my co-worker’s daughter whom I’ve only met twice, but we get along great and I love this family (and vice versa.)
They are not registered anywhere, so cash is the expected gift.
How much would you give, considering all of the above?
Post # 3
@Ryansgirl: To me, weddings are (obviously) big, usually once in a lifetime events, so if I could afford it, I would gift at least $100. That’s just me though and I am sure any amount you give will be appreciated!
Post # 4
@TattedNYBride: Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
All that for a co-workers daughter!? I just plain wouldn’t go, but I usually give $50 for weddings I do attend.
Post # 6
I wish I knew more to comment, but all I know is that cash is the standard gift for an East Indian wedding.
Expect it to be lavish and enjoy yourself though. I wasn’t able to go to my friend’s wedding and am still disappointed I missed it!
Post # 7
If I was willing to go (which I personally wouldn’t for a co-workers child, but you obviously have a different relationship theN I do with my co-workers), I would still give my standard minimum gift of $100 for just me and $200 if me and Fiance are going. That’s my minimum gift if I don’t know the people very well.
Post # 8
@mchitt329: Same. : Why on earth would someone invite a person who’s basically a stranger? I have customers I see more than you’ve met this girl. Good lord, we aren’t even inviting the coworkers both Fiance and I worked with for 5+ years.
I feel you on the hotel cost, though. We only have a few here, and none of them are in the most convenient area for our guests. The nicer one that’s two blocks from our reception venue is $229+ a night! We live in a tiny effing town! I suggested three hotels that are more out of the way, but right next to the highway and restaurants because they’re like 1/3 of that.