Post # 1
We will be attending the wedding of SO’s coworker this summer. We actually didn’t expect him to invite some people from work but we are glad to to be there for him on his special day. So, we rsvp’d yes. They do not have any registry info on their invite or wedding website so we will be giving cash. How much should we gift given that he is a coworker SO is not super close with? What I mean is, are you supposed to give a bit less if the couple is not a family, relative or best buddies with or not? SO is clueless too how much to gift. I really don’t know either.
Post # 2
Where do you live? Location has a huge impact on what people give for weddings. We were in a simplilar situation at DH’s coworker’s wedding this winter. They had a registry, so we got them about $30 worth of stuff off their registry. We live in an area where people give $40-$50 per couple usually (depends on age of gift givers)
ETA: It was a pretty low key wedding, and even with our $30 gift, I’m sure we covered the cost of our plates. And it was a dry wedding, so no drink expenses….
Post # 3
Give what you are comfortable and can afford giving. We typically give around $100. For a co-worker we aren’t close to, honestly we probably have just wouldn’t go but if we did I might bump it down to $75.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t give someone less just because they weren’t family or a close friend. My typical gift is $100 if it’s just me $150-200 if my fiance is attending. There have been times I’ve given less, but its usually just because I couldn’t afford to give my normal at the time. I grew up “cover your plate” so I wouldn’t think a wedding costs less to hold because I’m not as close to the bride or groom.
Post # 5
Even if I wasn’t close to the co worker I’d give enough. Mainly because you see theme veryday and it’s just easier to give more than enough.
Post # 6
We always give what we can afford, which is not a ton since I am living on a grad student stipend. Our typical is $150. We do bump it down to 100 if it’s someone we’re not as close to, especially if we travelled for the wedding.
Post # 7
Give what you can afford. $50-$100?
Post # 8
We attended FI’s coworker’s wedding and gave $75 each.
Post # 9
That’s a hard one because you don’t want to look like a cheapskate to a coworker. I think it also depends on how much you earn at your job. If you and coworker are both earning 100,000 and you give $50, it might look a bit cheap.
Post # 10
We give 100-200 depending on our relationship. In this case I’d probably do 100 or 150
Post # 11
Several of DH’s coworkers attended our wedding and we recevied $25 from them. I was completely and totally fine with that, as any gift at all was generous. I also wouldn’t expect someone who doesn’t know us super well or who isn’t close to us to shower us with gifts. But…maybe that’s just me! We gave my brother $100 for his wedding and anyone else gets $40ish. We are not made of money!
Post # 12
We gift for a close friend or family is $500 for a coworker or not as close friend i would do 300$. This is per couple in NYC.
Post # 13
Unless you live in an area where it is customary to give a low amount or you can’t afford it, I think $100.00 is a nice number and is a meaningful gift. Otherwise you could always come up with a more personal gift depending on the couple for example one time I gave a pinic basket accompanied by some local wine which totalled about $120.00.
Post # 14
socalgirl1689 : I am in NJ and we try to give at least $125 per person. Im sure everywhere is different. Also, it depends where they are having their wedding.