How much should we give for coworker's wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 16
3062 posts
Sugar bee

socalgirl1689 :  its all about what you can afford. 

I attended my bosses wedding recently and we all did $125 but that was more to make it an even number as we put $ on their room at the resort for their honeymoon. 

I would say since you are not too close i would go as low at $50 to a high of $100. 

Post # 17
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My go to is $100 especially if dinner is involved. If no dinner, and you don’t know them well – maybe $50-$75?

Post # 18
62 posts
Worker bee

We always give $100. Just makes it easier in situations like this lol. That way either we’ve over given or meet the standard. But I haven’t heard anyone say $100 isn’t enough (unless it was for a sibling or someone very close, then we’d bump it up).

Post # 19
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’d give min 200 if you’re not close-and even that’s kind of a little amount imo.. this is coming from someone that’s from Jersey, though.

Post # 20
571 posts
Busy bee

CA: depending on the type of wedding (backyard? high end hotel?)  $75+ bare minimum to cover your meal + entertainment. I don’t think it matters if they’re your co-worker. They aren’t paying any less for you to be there than their family. I’d google the place. but if you weren’t expecting an invite, you can also skip it. Maybe they’re hoping to come up in cashola too! 

Post # 21
930 posts
Busy bee

This totally depends on your location. Where I am, most people gift up to $50 from a whole family. Most of my Co workers (all of which I am close to- 7 coworkers total) gave gifts around 40-50 or so. So I’d do probably $40 max if it wasn’t someone I’m close to. This doesn’t mean that their wedding is “cheap” rather that’s what is regional around here.

Post # 22
4993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

$100 each. $200 if it’s both of us attending. 

Post # 23
165 posts
Blushing bee

socalgirl1689 :  I’d say at least 100-150 per person (typical cost per plate + alcohol)

Post # 24
930 posts
Busy bee

happykitty7 :  cost per plate/drinks can be drastically different from area to area. I had a very nice plated meal at a nice venue. Due to my region though my cost per plate plus alcohol was less than $18 per person. If a couple gave us $200 I would’ve been so shocked.

Post # 26
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We give $200 for every wedding we go to, family usually gets more

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