How much should we give for coworker's wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
9736 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
283 posts
Helper bee

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
4994 posts
Honey bee

Give what you can afford. $50-$100? 

Post # 8
288 posts
Helper bee

We attended FI’s coworker’s wedding and gave $75 each.

Post # 9
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We give 100-200 depending on our relationship. In this case I’d probably do 100 or 150

Post # 11
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
22 posts
  • Wedding: March 2017

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. 

Post # 15
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d give $200. 

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