posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got gifts for our BMs and GMs, RBs, FG, Ushers, and my parents as they helped quite a bit financially and my husband’s parents did not even offer.

I didn’t help pick out the GM gifts, but here is what my husband got them – One he got a pair of shoes, becuase that is what he wanted, another he got a bottle of whiskey and a beach towel, and the other he bought him a steak dinner.

If your GM are drinkers and you two are old enough to do so, you could get them a nice bottle of liquor, or something like that. Or if you don’t care about uniformity in the gifts, get them something catered towards their personalities and hobbies, but I’d stick with something practical (for example, don’t get one a plaque that says “John Doe, Best Man, June 20, 2013”).

I don’t know if parents necessarily expect gifts or not, but I’d again stick to something practical, as they’ll already have sentimental items after the big day, if they save their invites, programs, placecards, flowers, and so forth. So in my case, we got my dad a bottle of whiskey (haha, we are not alcoholics, btw!) and my mom a blender that she’d been wanting.

Post # 4
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got our groomsmen these monogrammed steak branding iron (they are on sale right now) and cutting board, a gift cetrtificate to Omaha steaks, and a hat of their favorite team.

We worte our parents a card and an empty frame that told them they would each get a picture for the frame and photo album of the wedding when the pro pictures were done. 

Trying to EDIT to make the link live, but I don’t know how—sorry!

Post # 5
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Where I am, or at least in my social circle, it’s common and expected that most gifts have to do with the wedding. For example, I got my bridesmaids their day of jewlery (earrings, necklace and bracelet), a clutch, flip flops and we are paying for their makeup to be done. For the groomsmen we got them monogrammed flasks (monogrammed with their name, no date), a bottle of Jack Daniels, and their cufflinks. 

For all parents and grandparents we got a picture frame and we will make them albums when we get the pro pictures.

For the ushers we got one a bottle of rum and the other a g/ c to the Harley Davidson store.

For the flower girl I basically got her the same things as my bridesmaids, plus a cute hair accessory and I bought her dress,

The ring bearer is our son, and we obviously bought his outfit, I got him cuff links, and a cuff bracelet that he wanted.

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