Anonymous

Standard wedding monetary present?

Is $100 check a typical wedding check present amount? My husband and I attended the wedding of a co-worker and I’m unsure of what amount is appropriate to give. Thanks!

  • Julie
    Nov 28

    That sounds about right to me...I might give more if it was a close friend or relative but for a colleague $100 is about right in my opinion

  • Anonymous
    Nov 28

    Guess it depends how close you are to the colleague. But yes. $100 def seems appropriate. I wouldn’t do less than $50 for a colleague who’s wedding I was attending (as a general rule of thumb I guess)

  • Anonymous
    Nov 28

    My mom said you’re supposed to give enough to pay for your meal (like for example if it was a nice plated meal) plus amount for a gift. So yeah I’d say that sounds right

  • Anonymous
    Nov 28

    We are close, but do not see each other out of work. Very few coworkers were invited (4 of us total), the meal is buffet and at the Coral Gables Country Club. They’re paying for the wedding themselves. $100 still sound about right given that extra info?

  • Amy
    Nov 28

    It probably depends on the economic status of the couple and guests.... As middle-class, only recently out of grad school, I rarely spend $100 for a gift, more like $60-75 (or I make something handmade and spend less than 50 from their registry). At our wedding a couple years ago, we got a few $100 checks but many more 50 or 75 from friends and coworkers. Some family members gave more. $100 is a nice gift, definitely doesn't need to be more.

  • Julie
    Nov 28

    Even with the extra info $100 sounds appropriate to me.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 28

    Thank you all so much!

  • Julie
    Nov 28

    Agree with Amy as well...when I was fresh out of grad school and just working my way up in the corporate world, $50-75 was what I could afford so that’s what I gave. I’m pretty frugal though and try to never give or spend beyond my means.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 03

    Agree with earlier poster “cover your plate.” Depends where you live/wedding is. I’m in northeast people typically give a few hundred dollars, but everything is expensive here. Been to weddings elsewhere and felt that much would have be almost garish.