Post # 1
One of the girls I work with (small office of 10 people) is getting married on Sunday. I’ve been at my job for around eight months. I don’t want to spend a lot but also don’t want to seem cheap. They already live together so they’re just asking for gift cards, etc.
What would be appropriate? Thanks ladies!
Post # 2
What was the invite like? Where is the wedding taking place? Were you offered a plus 1? Did you bring a plus 1? How close are you to the bride/groom? And most importantly, what can you afford?
for an average semi-formal wedding of a coworker or distant friend i do $50 pp usually. For a more formal wedding, closer friends or family, ill go up to $200 pp but its a sliding scale and there are so many factors i consider.
Post # 3
If you’re going alone I’d say $50, if you are taking a partner then $100.
Post # 4
It’s a co-worker and you weren’t close enough to be invited to the wedding- I think that a $25 gift card to the place where she is registered is a nice gift. If you are a baller, or are super close, then spend more- but I don’t think she’ll think you’re cheap for a $25 gift.
Post # 5
If you are taking a date I’d give $50, and if you are going alone $25-30. It also depends on where it is and how formal. If it’s extremely formal (i.e. pricey dinner and bar) then give $50 at least. But if you aren’t actually going to the wedding (was unsure if your officemates all just decided to get gifts but aren’t invited to the wedding) or it’s a backyard buffet kind of thing I think $25-30 for solo and $50 for a couple is sufficient. I’m not a fan of those situations because $50+ on someone you may not be extremely close with is kind of frustrating.
Post # 6
Do you hang out outside of work? We give $75-$100 for co-workers that we hang out with frequently and $50 for co-workers that we just see at work.
Post # 7
*Updating my response- I wasn’t sure if you were just giving a gift (common in my place of work) because she got married, or if you are an invited guest at the wedding. If you’re just giving a gift $25 is fine- if you’re attending the wedding, I would spend at least $50-$75, and double if you’re bringing a date. If you’re close, I’d go with $75-$100 min.
Post # 8
I chose the $100+ but I assumed they extended a +1 to you. I would say around the $100 mark for you and +1, $50 mark for just you attending the wedding and $25 would be fine just as a token if you are not invited.