Post # 1
I want to get fiances parents something nice as a wedding gift. They have helped alot with the wedding (more then my parents, but my parents dont make much money at all, and FI’s do pretty well) They made and sent Save the dates, they got the bridal shower all together, theyre paying for our rehersal dinner, they have also paid for half my dress and other expenses.
We dont have a lot of money to spend on gifts, but I want to get them something nice. I want to show them how much I appreciate their help.
I would also feel bad giving them something obviously nicer then my parents gifts.
My parents would have loved to help me out more, they just couldnt afford to help. So I dont want to make them feel bad.
Post # 4
i’m in a similar situation,
my parents are giving 10K, and they are NOT rich or loaded, they just starting saving since my fiance asked my dad for permission,
whereas my fiances parents are giving nothing. his mom lost her job last year sometime, but refuses to get a retail job, only wants a typing job (she went to college for typing, which is clearly on outdated specialty) in an office or something. shes a really nice lady, but her unemployment has long run out and i cant help but kind of angry that she wont try for something beneath her expectations when they are in hard times.
I dont know what to do to give more back to my parents without showing too much favor
Post # 5
I am not sure of actual gifts but I think you should give either set of parents their gifts in private. Doing this will help ensure that there won’t be hurt feeligns or comparisons happening.
Post # 6
I’m doing small sentimental things like an album that starts with our baby pics all the way to our actual wedding day. Also something small for for moms for day of like a hankie and the dads a photo frame from personalized mall.com
Post # 7
we bought both our parents custom made frames from etsy.
Post # 8
We are making both sets of our parents personalized coffee table picture books. For my parents, as an example, we put in a mixture of pictures of them and me when I was growing up and then some of our whole family and eventually finished it off with some of our engagement photos (cause parents love to brag). We used mixbook and added in some blank pages to write personal thank you notes for everything they had done for us.
Post # 9
We made both moms (fathers are both deceased) scrapbooks filled with pictures from our childhood.
Post # 10
I am having a hanky made for my Future Mother-In-Law that says I am thankful that she raised the man of my dreams and I am honored to join her family. I am getting Future Father-In-Law a nice, engraved pen that thanks him for being a loving example of a husband, father, and friend.
Post # 11
This is a very difficult decision. I have no idea what to get any of them. If i was to get them something like the embroired hankie i will be laughed out because his mom is not sentimental like that… I have seen stuff on etsy with a pearl and a little card saying we love you blah blah blah. But shes the type to go straight to the jeweler to have it appraised.