Post # 1
Never certain what’s an appropriate gift!
The wedding: formal, indoor, Saturday night, serving us dinner and 6 hour open bar (score!)
Location: upstate NY. gas is about 3.70 up here for $ comparison haha!
For: my coworker I only met in Sept
The invite: was a second (or third) round type invite 2 weeks before the wedding (no insult to me, considering we didn’t know each other when the first round went out!)
Going: me and my boyfriend
Our salary: not rich. we work together at a non profit after all
Registered: he says he’s not registered, but their invite leads to a wedding website which offers a registry, but he said that was for the bridal shower though it doesn’t say that and there’s a lot left to be bought on it
So… how much should I give in cash or spend on a gift? Cash or gift? Thanks all!
Post # 3
$150? Maybe $200 if you can spend that?
Post # 4
I would buy something off their registry. I typically spend between 30-50$.
Post # 5
@figgnewton: Whoa!!! I wish you were my wedding guest!!! haha… You are very generous! If I had that much to give – I definitely would, though!
Post # 6
@figgnewton: Wow! That’s a LOT for someone the OP barely knows!
I’d probably spend $50-75. Probably a check or gift card to where there registry was.
Post # 7
The only piece of information that I would need to decide, isn’t listed…how close are you to the bride and groom?
Post # 8
@MLDoddie: LOL We had guests give anywhere from $50-$200.
Post # 9
I think I’d buy at least a $50 gift. If they have a registry you can use it. I’m not sure how close you are to him….so I think $50 is a safe bet. I probably wouldn’t spend over $100 if I didn’t know him all that well.
Post # 10
@MLDoddie: +1 I’m in your camp.
The only person I’ve spent over $100 for a wedding present was my sister. Good friends usually get about a $75 from me, and acquaintances are usually in the $30-$50 range.’
But, to each their own, and standards vary regionally within the US and throughout the world!
Post # 11
I’d give at least $150 for both you & FI, probably closer to $200. NY area is expensive, even upstate =T
And I’d stick with cash or check.
Post # 12
I’d say $50-$75, since it doesn’t sound like you are that close.
Post # 13
For 2 people attending, I’d give at least $100. I would only buy something off of the registry if there is a china set that needs completing, and you can get a place setting or something like that. For reference, I live on LI and went to school upstate and have been to weddings upstate.
Post # 14
I would spend probably $75… but thinking now to how much my coworkers spent on me… it was much less than that
Post # 15
Depends on the place.. The new thing I have seen is giving unique wedding keepsakes
-Latitude Longitude of where you said “I DO”
-Photo on wood Transfers
-New last name letter art
-Finger Print Photo Tree
-First song lyric keep sake
and much more!
Post # 16
For two people I’d give at least $100.