(Closed) Did your siblings give you wedding presents?

posted 4 years ago in Family
  • poll: My siblings ...
    Gave us/will give us generous gifts. : (37 votes)
    42 %
    Gave us/will give us smaller gifts or cards. : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Did not give/will not give us gifts because it's not expected. : (14 votes)
    16 %
    Did not/will not give us gifts for another reason (explain!). : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Did different things (multiple siblings). : (17 votes)
    19 %
    Do not exist. We are only children. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My twin brother surprised me with a photo booth at my reception. My younger siblings (20 and 23 at the time) didn’t give me anything for the wedding day. I didn’t really expect anything. They were there for me. That was enough. My sister was my maid of honor, and she gave me a gift at the bridal shower.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    4442 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @jmarvellous:  I didn’t expect a gift from my brother because he was an usher and not doing GREAT financially right now, but he gave us $50, wether that’s generous or not I’ll leave it up to you to decide 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    Both my brothers each gave us money and paid for excursions for our honeymoon and DH’s sister gavmoney’s giftcard. 

    Once you explained your siblings’ financial situations, I would completely understand not giving a gift but I think I would be upset at not having received a card. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My sister surprised me with $500 earrings to match my wedding necklace on an intern’s salary shortly after her graduation. I was blown away. It was more than generous.

    Post # 8
    Member
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @jmarvellous:  My four younger siblings are still in grade school and too young to give presents. My two siblings my age are both in the bridal party and giving a lot of money towards that. My brother’s gf is also a bridesmaid so I know that they will be putting a lot of money towards things like that. So no I don’t expect presents from any of them! My Fi’s brother is still in school and probably wouldn’t think to get us anything either. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I consider all the stuff they are doing for us before the wedding as a present.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That’s kind of bizzare. Even broke students can afford a card from the dollar store….

    Just sounds lazy to me.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Both of my siblings were in the wedding party, so their presence and all the crap they had to go through for that were definitely gift enough! My sister also gave a small gift, though my brother didn’t, and I was honestly surprised that my sis gave anything at all — I certainly didn’t expect it!

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    11178 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I don’t have siblings but we did get gifts from one of my DH’s siblings. The other two did not give a gift or a card but then again they are younger (early 20’s).

    Post # 12
    Member
    1591 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My sisters/MOHs were totally awesome throughout the whole wedding planning and process and THAT was a gift in itself!  They did write us a super cute little poem though that I really love

    Post # 13
    Member
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i only have one sibling and it’s my younger brother by two years. we are the best of friends. although he’s very well off, i don’t expect a gift from him at all. i don’t know. his happiness for me and FI is seriously enough. although i would like a card. i’m big on cards. for my birthday this year i just had him write me a letter and it was the best!!

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My brother sent a gift to my bridal shower and gave money at the wedding, my BILs and SILs also all gave gifts to the shower and money at the wedding and none of them are very well off. I wouldnt have minded if they didnt, but in our families its expected you give something if you attend the wedding even if its small.

    Post # 16
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    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I don’t expect anything from my brother since he just graduated is unemployed and living with my parents.

    FI’s siblings are both well employed and will probably do something very nice.

    When FSIL got married the whole family (Mom, Dad, Brother, and Brother) all chipped in to pay for her honeymoon.

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