Do we have to give gifts?

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

@dreamer1288:  Parents I would say no especially since they do not seem to be contributing finacially. I think the best gift (if you are close with them) is a nice handwritten note telling them what they mean to you and then if you want and see something worth it a surprise gift from the honeymoon

Post # 4
895 posts
Busy bee

We’re going through the same thing. His parents were very generous and paid for about half and my parents couldn’t help so I felt we need to do something. I ordered this a few days ago, I haven’t gotten it yet but it was only ten bucks and paired with a nice thank you note from the both of us I’m sure they’ll love it. There are tons of cheap gifts on here, I got the catalog in the mail randomly and decided to give it a chance.

Post # 5
209 posts
Helper bee

If you really can’t afford anything, maybe a handwritten letter to them, and at a later date a gift of some sort? Maybe on your first anniversary or somethng.

Post # 6
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I agree with the note. One of the reasons my husband and I eloped is because no one offered to help with wedding costs (yet some of them felt they were justified in being upset they weren’t there! hahahaha)

Post # 7
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@dreamer1288:  You could always give them a copy of your wedding album, if you find it affordable later down the track.

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