(Closed) How much to give sibling as a wedding gift.

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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GreenGables:  agreed. I dont expect anything from either of my sisters and i am close to both of them

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

Regardless of my previous replies to other posters…i think it depends on what you can afford.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Temescal Lake House

Traveling overseas, finding childcare for your kids… That’s already an expense. I still wouldn’t go less than $200. 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would give $100-200 to my sibling. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

When my step sister got married my dad, brother and I gave $500 between the three of us. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

we just attended my Future Brother-In-Law wedding overseas, we gave 1000 chinese yuan which was about £110. Would have liked to give more but attending cost us £3k – though we got a great holiday out of it.

I’d probably give £250 if we couldn’t attend 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

I bought my sister a honeymoon (plane tickets, hotel reservations, restaraunt gift certificates). She will probably not get me anything, though, so I didn’t think that through well 😛

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

$1,000.00. $500.00 if we weren’t that close.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I gave $500 from my SO and I when my sister got married, my older sister gave the marrying sister $500 just from her, and my younger sister gave $100 (we combined all the contributions and bought her gifts though, which is why I know the dollar amounts from my sisters).

It totally depends on life stages though. I know my younger sister now has a job so will probably be able to give more now compared to then. 

Give what you can afford and not any more then that.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - SLS Las Vegas

I gave my sister 5,000 as I knew they were looking for a house and this would be a good gift to get them on their feet and not be “house poor”

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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anonymombuzz:  Gift what you can. I would probably give my siblings $250, but I am not really rolling in the dough and other factors would have to be considered: Did we travel for the wedding? If so, how much were our flights/hotel? Was I in the wedding (likely incurring bridesmaids costs)? 

My sister and her husband gave DH and I $350 and we were completely blown away. To us, that was such a generous and unexpected amount. While she and her husband ARE pretty wealthy, they had to fly down for the wedding, rent a car, and spent six nights in the same hotel we did for the wedding (which was incredibly pricey per night), so I wasn’t expecting much from them. On the reverse, when I was a poor college student who made $100 a week working part time, I gave my sister and her husband $50 and I scrimped and saved for it. That being said, I had also saved up the better part of the year to purchase their $250 comforter set for her bridal shower. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

My Fiance gave his best friend (who he was the best man for) $300 for both of us. I know that’s not sibling but they’re closer than him and his sibling are. I have a feeling my siblings aren’t going to give much lol. Let alone 1k.

Post # 28
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Newbee

I always gave cash to my siblings…usually $300 or more.  I was younger and single when they all got married as they’re older than me so at the time, I thought that was appropriate.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

Not attending the wedding and not that close I think €250 should cover you. You could maybe send flowers on the morning of the wedding in a thinking of u gesture 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Wow! There are some extremely generous Bee’s on here.  I would likely give around $200 – 250.

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