How much money to give coworker friend for wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would say $50, since youve already helped out with ideas, lending her stuff, and given her two toher gifts thus far.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I usually give $250 for my fiance and I.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would gift what I usually gift a friend at a wedding. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d give typical amount.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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. 

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