(Closed) Are you getting your FMIL a MOG gift?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you getting your FMIL a MOG gift?
    Yes, spending up to $50 : (14 votes)
    29 %
    Yes, spending up to $100 : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Yes, spending more than $100 : (7 votes)
    15 %
    No, she is not apart of her sons life anymore : (3 votes)
    6 %
    No, I have my reasons. : (19 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9174 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yes!  I love mine too – she’s the absolute best.  I’m getting her one of those personalized hankies for the day of, and then we’ll also do a little IOU for a nice framed or canvas picture of their choosing from our wedding pro pics.

    I think that necklace would be great if it’s her style.

    Post # 5
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    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve thought multiple times about it, just can’t decide on what!  We honestly don’t have much extra to spend on gifts so we’re trying to come up with easy, inexpensive ideas!

    Post # 6
    Member
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Commenting to follow-I’m curious what other bees are doing 

    Post # 7
    Member
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @jesssamesssa:  Well I am getting both sets of parents a really nice picture frame to give at the rehearsal dinner, but I am not getting anyone anything else. Mostly because his parents are paying for almost the whole wedding and they know we don’t have much money right now so they wouldn’t be happy if I did spend a lot plus his mom doesn’t really need anything and I wouldn’t know what to get her anyway. She has fancy tastes and I wouldn’t want her to think something I got was tacky (the first set of invites weren’t good enough for her, so she made me reorder them and told my fiance that someone should be double checking what I am doing! Sorry I am not rich, I got what I could afford lol).

    Post # 8
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    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @jesssamesssa:  I didn’t realize this was a custom.  Is this expected?  I like my FMIL, but I put no because up until now I never thought of this.  We’ll send thank you cards and flowers after the wedding with photos, and we’re giving our parents leis in a ceremony since it’s a Maui wedding.  I don’t know if that counts.

    Post # 10
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    3584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think most people do get the parents gifts and give them at the RD along with the bridal party gifts.  We gave all the parents framed photos from our e-pics.

    Post # 11
    Member
    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We gave both our parents gifst but they were from the BOTH of us.. We gave his mom a gift certificate for a 90 minute massage and his stepdad some expensive knife sharpening kit that he had been eyeing.. We gave my parents a 2 night bed and breakfast stay. We spent about $150 on his parents and $200 on mine. My grandmother also helped A LOT so I got her a sapphire (her birthstone) necklace.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1592 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think we’ll just do a frame for each set of parents.

    Post # 13
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    11242 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re doing albums for FMIL, FFIL/FSMIL, and my grandma, does that count?

    Post # 14
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    2153 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re not doing gifts for parents (per say) as we’re planning and paying for everything ourselves….. but we’ll probably get each set of parents a nice floral arrangement and a card just to say “thanks for being our parents/raising us”.

    Post # 15
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    3032 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    *smacks forehead* tell the truth, ya’ll just made that up, right? MOG isn’t actually a thing is it? 

    Post # 16
    Member
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I didn’t think about a FMIL gift either.  They aren’t helping us with any wedding related expense, or I would highly consider a gift fof her and FFIL.  I don’t really know them well enough to pick a personlized gift.

    Does a wedding portrait seem appropriate?  I’m not turning my nose up at it, I’m asking as an idea.  I don’t want it to come across that we are putting ourselves on a pedastal or anything.  I don’t see any of my FSILs and FBILs wedding photos at her house anywhere.

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