How much to spend on wedding gift for coworker? With Poll

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How much would you spend?
    $25 : (2 votes)
    14 %
    $50 : (9 votes)
    64 %
    $75 : (2 votes)
    14 %
    $100+ : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
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    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    If you’re going alone I’d say $50, if you are taking a partner then $100.

    Post # 4
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
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    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    *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
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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.

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