(Closed) Whats your Wedding Present $$ Amount?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I say $75 would be a safe choice.  Are you a coworker or more of a friend. If this is *just* a coworker, and you dont see a friendship lasting if you were not working there, I’d just do $50.  (It may be “cheap”, but if its all I can afford to spare, and the relationship isnt really there, then it doenst really matter to me).  If you see a friendship with this person outside of work, I’d try to do closer to $100.  I think 75-100 plenty for a one person attenting a cowrokers wedding.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For here, it’s about 100  to 150. For someone not so close, it might be 50.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For here, it’s about 100  to 150. For someone not so close, it might be 50.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We usually spend $50-100, but that’s because we’re cheap lately. Wedding stuff adds up, ya know?? 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We found that the average gift amount was $50 per person, whether in cash, gift, or gift card. A few people less, a few people more, but most gave $50.

 

Post # 36
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Newbee

I think this could range from $50 to $150.  I factor it on how well I know them (is he invited to your wedding), how fancy the wedding is, how much money I have to spend on travel, accomodations, etc., if any.  Even though he only asked for cash – you can still get him something.  I once went to a co-worker’s wedding and got her $50 plus a few jars of homemade jam and pickles.  

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say because we’re talking NY prices that it should be at least $100.  Technically ettiquette says you have up to a year to gift after the wedding so if money is that tight, you could always mail the card and check after your wedding when the funds are a bit easier to come by. 

PS. we’re date twins! 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I give $100 a person or more for myself only.  If it is with my fiance, it will range, we’ll give $150 for a casual wedding or for someone we’re not as close to or $200 for us both. Usually more if I am in the bridal party.

Post # 39
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would do $100..

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here its like 50 bucks per couple, so I would do 25 or 30, but it’s probably a lot more in NYC because EVERYTHING costs more.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@baletrina:“Wow people.  $50?”

Not everyone is able to give such a generous gift that you and your Fiance give.  I would NEVER think less of someone for $50, for some people even $50 is a lot.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am appalled at the brazen $$ only gift request.  ICKY!  But I would say $75 – $100

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