Post # 1
Both sets of parents are pretty much paying for our entire wedding and then some. I want to get them something nice when we thank them at the wedding. We will also be ordering them professional albums when we get our pictures back.
I was thinking maybe a gift card for a weekend away (we live near the mountains and some cute resort towns), or …? I’m looking for ideas!
Post # 3
That’s a great idea :)!
We can’t afford to do big gifts for everyone, as we have many family members contributing to the wedding, but we got pocket watches for both of our dads and beautiful freshwater pearl necklaces for our mothers. My aunt and uncle also contributed and we are planning to get their family a custom-made quilt.
I think any gift is a lovely sentiment, just to say thank you and show your appreciation for them… best of luck!
Post # 4
yeah, a wedding album once it arrives
Post # 5
I think this would be great as long as they are the getaway type of peopel!
I could do this for fi’s parents, but not my own. My parents don’t ever get away.. even if I pay/plan it for them! They just don’t like to go anywhere.
Post # 6
Yes, both parents like to travel and my parents go out to the mountains fairly often. His don’t go there very often, but I think they’d still enjoy a trip.
Post # 7
We got a double frame that we used to frame our invitation on one side and left a spot for our wedding photo after (we used an e-pic for a stand in when we gave it to them). We both wrote a card to our own parents to thank them for their love and support.
Post # 8
@Pinkmoon: My parents are paying for the entire wedding and I was going to give them all the money gifts, to help them recoupe some of the cost, which is what a couple would normally do with the wedding money if they paid for the wedding themselves. I know that they would be ok if we just kept all the money but it doesn’t feel right to benefit financially when they paid for the wedding. Otherwise, I’d probably use some of the money gifts to send them on a nice vacation.
Post # 9
We paid for the majority of our wedding, but our moms did help a little. I made them both scrapbooks of our childhoods (mine for my mom, his for his mom) and got them gifts from Coach (my mom got a handbag, his mom got a kindle case).
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Well, our parents paid for most of it (~80%) because we didn’t have that kind of money lying around – so I don’t think they would have expected / appreciated a really pricey gift.
We got them each embroidered hankerchiefs (maybe “overdone” in wedding blogs, but all four were blown away and loved them and cried). We’re also getting them a canvas print of a family shot, as well as an album of wedding pictures that features their family heavily. (Probably a cheaper one from Shutterfly, MyPublisher, etc.)
Post # 11
@Pinkmoon: my dad surprised me by paying for the catering bill of 3000$, so I sent him a heartfelt card & a 300$ gift card to best buy which is his favorite place! 🙂 he cried. I was very thankful he helped me because we don’t have much help other than that.
Post # 13
We took my parents out for a nice dinner a couple of months after the wedding. It was nice to sit down, relax, and reminice about how fun the wedding was! They really appreciated the gesture
Post # 14
What do you guys think about a gift certificate to a travel website? Then they could go anywhere. I know my parents are planning on going to Meixco or Hawaii again soon, and his parents like to go to Europe/Asia.
I’d like to get them something that we can give them at the reception and thank them in front of everyone so people know what awesome parents they have been. I doubt they expect us to do anything, but I think it’s a nice gesture. Then we can surprise them with a finished album later.
Post # 15
@Pinkmoon: I think that’d be awesome! They don’t EXPECT anything, but if they are anything like my parents, they will appreciate it a lot!:)
Post # 16
@Pinkmoon: We paid for our wedding by ourselves but our parents, grandparents, and aunt helped a LOT with decorating and setting up the morning of the wedding so we are getting them individual gifts 🙂
A photo album for my parents, a framed picture for my grandparents, and a picture for my aunt 🙂