(Closed) How much to spend on the wedding gift when your family are in the bridal party?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Fiance and I were both in FSIL’s wedding, as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and a Groomsmen. For that, he rented a tux and paid for a part of the bachelor party, and I bought a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, got Future Sister-In-Law a bachelorette party gift, paid for my part of the party, and we got them an average shower gift (spent maybe $50 off their Target registry.) We ended up getting them something personal for the actual wedding, because most of their registries were bought, and we are broke college students. I’m fairly sure they understood our reasoning, and enjoyed the gift, although they haven’t gotten thank you notes out yet. (She read that you have a year… I, and a bunch of annoyed guests, say you don’t!) 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, also, we took care of small charges, like buying decorations for FBIL’s car. The best man was from out of state, so we did do a little extra. I’m not sure we “included” that intentionally, but I know we were a lot poorer because of it. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The Bachelor Party can be considered the wedding gift.  It wouldn’t hurt to pick up something small to give on the day of (a bottle of wine or champagne), and a heartfelt card as well.

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