Did you get a nice thank you gift for your parents (if they paid)?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
30 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

yeah, a wedding album once it arrives

Post # 5
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 7
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@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
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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 # 12
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@li612:  same here

Post # 13
3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 15
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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 🙂 

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