wedding gifts???

United States
July 16, 2009 4:28pm CST
My sister is getting married and i'm the maid of honor. I've thrown her a shower already that cost me 300 bucks, got her gifts for about 100 bucks and now I have to get her a wedding gift too. I want to get her something nice but I don't want to spend much more than I already have. Does anybody have a good suggestion?
4 responses
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
wow, nice of you to do that to your sister. i think you can try giving her an album or a scrapbook, and then put the pictures of when she was single, the shower party, then more pictures of the wedding, then add captions to the pics. its different and it would really be nice. this is the less expensive that i can think of. i wouldnt want to suggest to you giving your sis, wall clock which most people give her as gifts or plates or other kitchen things. a washing machine would be really great, or a TV, refrigerator... but those are really expensive ones.
• United States
16 Jul 09
AWww, I really like that scrapbook idea! You know if I leave some empty pages in it she can add to it overtime too.
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
that would be really great.
@soulist (2986)
• United States
18 Aug 09
I did that for my best friend's wedding who is like my sister. I bought her things she needed for the shower like glasses and a spice rake, then for the wedding I made her a scrapbook and left pages in it for her to add. It would show time and effort and the love you have for her.
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
17 Jul 09
MY son just got married and they received mostly money for their wedding gifts, which they loved. I love the scrapbook idea too. If you have some photos of both your sister and the groom seperate and together, you can make a nice book for them.
• United States
17 Jul 09
I love gift cards and checks, but my sister is more about the "thought" than money.
@impaktita (966)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
When my sister got married I was the flowergirl haha that was when I was 8 years old. She recieved plenty of gifts most of them are breakable items such as Flower Vases, Dinining Sets (plates,glasses,pitchers etc), Wedding Albums, Teasets, Picture Frames, coffeemaker ..those kinds of things. I was too young to give her a gift,all I remember was crying to her the night before her wedding haha. Anyways, In your case now that you have a budget of 100. Why not get her something really unique from the usual wedding gifts. Something customized such as a collage of her that you will make yourself and all you have to buy is a pretty picture frame. Or a photo album you made already filled with her pictures and you can add captions and such. Be creative :) You might even have to spend less than your budget. Remember when giving a present, it's the thought that counts.
@eileenleyva (15533)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
That is what sisters are for... It's your sister's time to shine. Give your support unconditionally. I know money is difficult. It had always been. This is the time to spend for a loved one. It's a good way of spending. The money you give now will come back a hundredfold, believe me. So go get her something that she likes. I couldn't say what it is. Only sisters know...