Post # 1
Hi bee’s! i will be having aprox. 130 guest at my wedding and my step fathers family whom i do not know very well has offered to cook the food for FREE! as long as we buy all the food (witch my mother will be buying) and they are very very very good cooks!!!! and are used to cooking for HUGE gatherings!!! they will be making EVERYTHING from scratch…rice..beans..enchiladas…jalepeno corn…tortillas..and sweet tea!!!!!! my question is shouldnt they recieve some kind of gift from me? my mother who is alot closer with them insist that i do not get them anything!!! and that they dont expect anything!! bbut thats ALOT!!!! of cooking!! what do yall guys think i should do???????
Post # 3
I have two thoughts: Is this their wedding gift to you? If so, then your typical thank you card and a public thank you during your speech would suffice. If not, then I think something from you and FI would be a nice gesture for sure. Exactly what, I’m not sure…
Post # 4
I would give a gift – after all, even if they *don’t* expect it, they will surely be touched and pleased. And they are saving you a pile of money and taking on a huge amount of work. I think a gift would definitely be in order. It’s not that you’re *obliged* to, it’s that it would be a very gracious thing to do.
Post # 5
It’s your wedding, not your mother’s. It’s rude to accept that type of gift and not give any thank you. Since they are doing all that cooking for you, a very generous thank you gift and note of your choice is appropriate. Give them something non-wedding related that you think they will appreciate in return.