Post # 1
What should we give FI’s sister as a gift. She isn’t in the bridal party, not really helping out (not a complaint – she has some stuff to deal with right now) and is really just sort of a guest at the wedding. BUT I am getitng the moms a gift and my brothers a gift so I think we should get her something too. I just dont know what.
Post # 2
Celliaanne: What are her interests? What are you getting your mothers and your brothers?
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
You don’t need to get her a gift.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Celliaanne: We had the same situation and did not give FSIL a gift… crap.
Post # 5
If she’s not helping and doesn’t have a role in the wedding, I wouldn’t get her anything. Your moms are receiving gifts because of the support they’re giving you and because, you know, they birthed and raised you.
If it were me, I might write a note about how I’m excited to be her sister (or just something sweet about becoming family, if there’s no excitement there) and make sure she has a corsage at the wedding.
Post # 6
Are your brothers participating? Or are you just giving them a gift just beacuse?
If it’s cause they are participating, I wouldn’t give her a gift.
Mom’s are different, they raised you.
Post # 7
I agree with DomesticDiva:
I wouldn’t get a gift for someone who didn’t help with the wedding in some aspect. She will be attending the wedding as a guest, and if the other guests aren’t getting gifts, it seems unnecessary to get her something extra. I do like the idea of the card, though.
Post # 9
DomesticDiva: I think that would work. I had corsages made for the moms that you can take the flowers off and its a pearl bracelet so maybe we can do that?
MsJ2theZ: My brothers are spending a few grand to fly in to be here for the day and I wanted to say thank you.
beemyname: She is 52
She doesnt neeeeed a gift but I want to get her a little something anyway. She would help if I asked her to but she has so much going on right now I wont ask.