- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So my fiance says every wedding he’s been to, they’ve had the traditional part of the ceremony where the couple basically thanks their parents for everything in their lives by giving them flowers. I’ve NEVER been to a wedding that did this (must be more of a regional difference from where we’re both from).
I want to have this thank-you in the ceremony, but feel that the flowers are really unneccessary and will be a nuisance. Our parents are already getting corsages/bouts. Our parents are all from out of town so the flowers will have to be transported from our ceremony to the reception/hotel, and will sit in their hotel room, then they have to survive their trips home (one set 3 hours and one set 8 hours). It seems silly.
Would it be okay to just do the whole thank-you thing but not actually give them anything more than a hug during the ceremony?? Or do we have to give them some sort of token at that time?
Obviously we’ll give them traditional gifts at another time.