Post # 1
I’m curious if I should give my typical amount or a little less than usual? I’ve helped her planning by giving lots of advice and have even lent her some of my wedding stuff, such as my card box. I don’t want to cheap out, so I’m curious to get some other opinions. We’ve hung out a couple of times outside of work. I have also given her shower gifts and a bachelorette gift (didn’t go to actual party). Thoughts?
Post # 3
I would say $50, since youve already helped out with ideas, lending her stuff, and given her two toher gifts thus far.
Post # 4
I usually give $250 for my fiance and I.
Post # 5
I generally cover the cost of the plate for myself and FI. If I go to the shower and bachelorette party then I usually subtract $50.
So a plate is $ 100 a person. They start out with $200.
I generally buy a shower gift between $50-60.
So far all of my coworkers have have bachelorette parties that have cost 100-200 dollars.
So they generally end up getting $150 or I buy them something on sale on from their registry ($200 vacuum on sale for $150)
Post # 6
I would gift what I usually gift a friend at a wedding.
Post # 7
@coffeegal85: Like PP said, give what you would typically give at a wedding. Don’t cheap out. This isn’t a 3rd cousin you see once every 20 years. This is someone you see every single day!!
Post # 8
I don’t think the shower or bachelorette gifts should have an impact on how much you give. It’s nice that you loaned her stuff but I don’t think that has an impace either.
Gift normally as for a friend (I’m assuming she is since you’ve been generous thus far) and within what you can afford.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for the replies!!
Post # 11
I’d give between $50-$65 depending on how much you normally give. Lower side if you’re not going to the wedding, higher side if you go and bring a date.
Post # 12
I recently went to a coworkers wedding and gave $150. I would normally give more but it was 2 hours away & over two days so after all that driving and giving up my long weekend I wasn’t feeling super generous.