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View Poll Results: What's the average wedding gift that you give? (Please select all that apply to you)
Friend/extended family - €50 14 7.57%
Friend/extended family - €100 48 25.95%
Friend/extended family - €150 to €200 74 40.00%
Friend/extended family - more than €200 11 5.95%
Friend/extended family - other gift ie: glasses, photo frame, etc 9 4.86%
Friend/extended family - other gift + cash 10 5.41%
Immediate/close family/friend - €50 1 0.54%
Immediate/close family/friend - €100 24 12.97%
Immediate/close family/friend - €150 to €200 60 32.43%
Immediate/close family/friend - more than €200 49 26.49%
Immediate/close family/friend - other gift ie: glasses, photo frame, etc 3 1.62%
Immediate/close family/friend - other gift + cash 10 5.41%
Afters only - gave card only 19 10.27%
Afters only - cash or other gift up to €50 49 26.49%
Afters only - cash or other gift up to €100 12 6.49%
Wedding abroad - did not give gift 6 3.24%
Wedding abroad - €50 to €100 21 11.35%
Wedding abroad - €150 to €200 24 12.97%
Wedding abroad - more than €200 6 3.24%
Wedding abroad - other gift ie: glasses, photo frame, etc 7 3.78%
Did not attend - gave cash 13 7.03%
Did not attend - gave other gift ie: glasses, photo frame, etc 17 9.19%
Did not attend - gave card only 27 14.59%
I paid for part of the wedding ie: car, DJ, flowers, cake, etc 8 4.32%
I helped out with the wedding ie: made the cake, did the flowers, loaned my car, etc 9 4.86%
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07-01-2020, 17:03   #16
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Hi Everyone,

What is the typical amount people would suggest giving as a gift from brother to sister as a wedding present?

For context - Both late twenties and both on decent salaries.
If cash, >€200 but try to think of something other than cash if you can.
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10-01-2020, 09:48   #17
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Thanks for this - Any ideas on what would be a good gift for a sister that is 30? She has pretty much everything materials she needs so I'm trying to think of something thoughtful that would be different. I'm leaning toward some type of experience gift (Classes, Break away etc.?)?
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10-01-2020, 10:35   #18
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Gave my 30 yr old niece a day course at a cookery school -she was very happy with it.
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10-01-2020, 10:47   #19
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I'd say give whatever you can afford and feel comfortable with. I heard a fella say once that getting a wedding invitation was like getting a summons. Imagine being that perished?

I love being invited to weddings. A friend of mine calls people invited to the afters "plate lickers". He said to me to me once "If I'm not invited for the shpuds I'll hardly go for the shkins".
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12-01-2020, 23:10   #20
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Hi Everyone,

What is the typical amount people would suggest giving as a gift from brother to sister as a wedding present?

For context - Both late twenties and both on decent salaries.
Not trying to be nosy but are you staying in a hotel that night and is your sister and her partner paying for this?

I know everyone won't agree with me but I think you should roughly try to cover your costs at the least. Say dinner for you and partner I'd pay 100 a head, if I was getting a room paid for I'd add say 150, if I was groomsman I'd add another 150-200 for suit hire, shoes, shirt etc. The fact it's your sister I'd add another bit on top too, maybe another 200, as you mentioned you are a decent wage. I don't think it would be fair for your partner to be paying half of this, you should be paying the vast majority as ye are invited because of you.

That's just my opinion and of course only for people who can afford it, can't be expecting people to put themselves in debt.
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13-01-2020, 11:59   #21
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^ Jesus, so you're suggesting a gift of ~750euro? That seems a bit much to me!

I would've thought whatever you normally give, add an extra 100-200euro on top of it for a sibling. So if you normally give 200euro as a couple for example, bring that up to 400euro if you can afford it.

If the couple decided to pay for accommodation, that's a gift, not something that needs to be paid back. They might have decided to stay somewhere cheaper if they were booking it themselves.

Similarly, if the couple are paying for suit hire or dress purchase etc, that's not something that needs to be "paid back" through the gift. It's up to the couple if they want the bridal party to dress a certain way.
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16-01-2020, 11:55   #22
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For our wedding, both our sisters were bridesmaids - obviously dressed them both, hair, makeup, hotel room etc....

One gave 150euro as a gift to us and the other gave 500euro as a gift to us - the one who gave the most would earn the least so we were very much taken aback by it!

But my no means was i ungrateful for the 150euro gift!
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