Post # 1
My mother and father have donated a GENEROUS amount of money to the wedding. For this, there is no gift that I can imagine that conveys my gratitude. I’m on an extremely limited budget (only spent $20 on BM gifts per girl) and I can’t afford some of the things I want to get my mother (hot stone massage/ pedicure/ spa day). What did you ladies get for your Mothers?
Post # 3
I just got my gift for both my parents and I am beyond excited! They have collected these certain woodcarvings for years, usually getting one at important events in their lives. They haven’t gotten one in a really long time due to finances being needed elsewhere, and I found the perfect addition to their collection! I don’t even know how I thought about it. After getting it, I told FI to just get something meaningful for his parents from him, and then we would just write a card together to each parent as a gift from us. Just try to think of things that will be very meaningful. It’s better than doing something expensive. Is there somthing from your childhood that you could get an idea from? That’s where mine came from.
Post # 4
what about something from the heart? like a really nice card, poem, photo album… make a speech to them at the rehearsal?
Post # 5
They will need a new frame for a wedding photo. You can get great frames at places like TJ Maxx at a great price.
Post # 6
Can you invite them over for a nice dinner party with a set of their friends in their honor? I am sure your parents will appreciate being waited on for a change.
Post # 7
I really like sentimental personal items. No one is expecting you to spend lots on a gift especially when they know your situation. We will gift both our parents an engraved bottle of wine with a special note. I will also include a small surprise for each mom with there corsages. My FI’s grandparents have both passed; I am going to include a charm of MIL parents on the bracelet corsages. For my mom; I will include a picture of her mom and my sister which have both passed. I know that they will both get teary eyed, but the will love the fact that our love ones are somewhat still included and not forgotten.
Post # 8
We got these double frames from Things Remembered for our parents. It’s on sale now!
We had our names and wedding date engraved on the bottom right frame with our engagement picture (to be replaced with a wedding picture) and their names with their wedding date engraved on the left side with their wedding picture.
It was a way to let them know not only how much we appreciated their contributions to our wedding, but more importantly how much we appreciate their example of a wonderful marriage throughout the years.
Post # 9
Thanks for all of your input. After these suggestions I’m thinking of something that would tailor to their specific interests. Maybe something sports-related for my father as he is sports obsessed and maybe a plant or a package of a specific flower for my mother to plant to represent how her “seed” has now blossomed ??
Post # 10
I really like the idea of stamped jewelry, keychains, golf markers, guitar picks from etsy. Those all fit within my LIMITED budget