Do you have to get the parents a gift?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

tanya4285:  we decided to give electronic picture frames of pictures of us through the years to both sets of parents, then get something extra special for our moms for being so helpful. We’re thinking pandora bracelets 🙂

Post # 3
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tanya4285:  I gave my parents gifts because of all their support and guidance in raising me, and for supporting our relationship,  not for specific support in wedding planning.

You don’t have to give your Dad a gift, but people may imagine their own reason why you would publically snub him if you are giving the gifts at the rehearsal dinner.

One option is to give them something they can both use, like a nice picture frame for a pic you will give them after the wedding.

Yiou could also choose to write your Dad a heartfelt letter expressing your love.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@tanya4285:  I internally toyed with this because my mum has been super involved and helpful and FI’s mum is making our cake but the Dad’s (as you’d expect) haven’t really been involved.  FI said not to get his dad anything because he is not into material things anyway and is so hard to buy for. So I just got his Mum a pandora charm. My dad however would be hurt to be left off any gift giving so I’m thinking probably a joint gift for them. Maybe a fancy restaurant voucher or something. They are both hard to buy for too.

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