Generous inlaws

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@totalchaos58:  It sounds like family is really important to them so maybe make them dinner in your house instead as a thank you. I think a personally cooked meal is a better than you than dinner in a restaurant because of the time and effort that goes into it.

Post # 5
980 posts
Busy bee

@elliptical2013:  LOL! 

@totalchaos58:  that is such a lovely thing for them to do! I would be speechless. I think you should make them a nice home cooked meal/invite them to stay for a day or two and buy them a nice bottle of wine or something a bit more decadent than their usual.

Post # 8
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Lots of great advice! 

I also have very generous future In Laws and have been looking for more ways to show my appreciation (besides more grandkids lol).

Love the idea of having them over for a nice dinner!

I also have been making them feel a part of the wedding planning and I’m looking for ways to incorporate something special for them into the ceremony, will talk to the officiant to see if he has any ideas as well.

Another good tip is to get them their wedding pictures right away. That’s one thing I heard from my future In Laws is that they never got an album for their daughters wedding which was 6 years ago (if it’s important to them).

Post # 9
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PP’s suggestions on having them over for a home cooked meal but what about a more tangible thank you gift?  Maybe a nice framed photo of the family taken during the trip?  (Obviously this would have to be gifted once home)  I know my mom and MIL love having photos of us around the house.  And it would be extra coming from you. 

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@elliptical2013:  +100

Yep! Dinner now, and unlimited access to grandbabies in the future!

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