(Closed) How much should FI and I give to his sister as a wedding gift?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee

So variable!

1) what is about average for your circle of friends and family

2) how much can you afford?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think personally I would give $150-$200 if I could afford it. Don’t go out of your budget though.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’d prob give 300 – 400 but it really depends on what your budget is. I’d double what you would give typically.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I was in a similar situation to you with my brother getting married shortly before me.  We specifically decided NOT to give cash even though that’s what we ALWAYS do for weddings.  We decided cash was kind of silly because with us getting married right after them they would just give us back the same amount we gave to them.  So we bought all of their bedding off their registery which worked out to about $350 dollars.  We usually do $200 for a wedding, $250-$300 for family or really close friends, so we spent more than we typically do.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For our siblings we bought them an excursion for their honeymoon? So it wasn’t like handing them a check but it was giving them an opportunity to do something they might not have been able to.

Just an idea

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$500 for a sibling is what we would give as a standard

ETA – again I think it depends on your circles / region

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