Post # 1
I am in desperate need of some gift ideas for my parents and my future in-laws. We thought about engraved frames but my in-laws are already ordering a large photo print from the photographer. I just have no idea was it thoughtful and sweet to give them to say thank you. Both sets of parents have helped pay for the wedding. We are three weeks away now so I have to figure this out. HELP!
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat. For FI’s parents we are prob gonna get them a weekend away somewhere, but my dad, no idea.
Post # 4
Apart from a generous money gift, my parents haven’t helped with the wedding and his haven’t helped at all.
I think we’re just getting them photo albums of the wedding, but those come about 3-4 months after the wedding. We’re also writing long thank you letters. I really don’t see the need to get parents an expensive gift.
Post # 5
well I don’t either if the parents didn’t help out, but our parents are all paying, splitting the cost consisting of multiple thousands so yeah we want to give a big gift.
Post # 6
I am going to have to keep an eye on this thread. I have no idea what to get my parents or his.. ahh
Post # 7
I have no clue either!! I know I am going to get a picture with just my mom and I and get a nice frame for her…but I do need to get her somethign else. I was thinking of a spa day after the wedding to de-stress! haha. She has been through a lot.. She lost my dad ( they were marrid 33 years ), two months after she got cancer and then a month after she got cancer my childhood dog got cancer and died! With all she has been through she has stayed so positive about our wedding and she is tryign to make this the most perfect day ever. I really want to do something reallly special for her!
Post # 8
I was thinking maybe a digital photo frame that connects to Wifi so you can upload photos to an email address and they can see it on their photo frame. What does anyone think about this. I just wonder if they would really use that. But it sounds neat.
Post # 9
We got both sets of parents a canvas print of any wedding photo of their choosing. They both loved it!
Post # 10
My current idea is a gift cerificate for a nice dinner out and the promise of an album or framed photo when we get the pro pics back. Fiance doesn’t seem impressed but I don’t see him coming up with other ideas!
Post # 11
we bought my parents a weekend away in charleston – it was 160 a night for a little B&B – least i could for helping us financially for the wedding – they loooved it!
Post # 12
I have just graduated with a Masters in Music (so, I make little to no money at the moment) and my fiance is helping with wedding costs. Both sets of parents have been quite generous, and I would love to give them a lavish gift. However! I am in no financial position to do that right now. We are giving them a nice canvas print of a photo of their choosing, along with a boquet of flowers during the ceremony. The boquet will be a surprise, done right after we say our vows. I will present them to his parents, and thank them, and he will present to my parents. It’s a small thing, but doing this in the middle of the ceremony will be special, and I know it will mean a lot to them. Sometimes it really is the little details that count more than a huge expensive gift. Good luck to everyone! Especially those of you just getting out of school – it’s hard to be broke and plan a wedding!
Post # 13
@kellenway: I am a fan of this as a gift but we already got that for our parents for other occasions. That is my BMs’ gifts though.
Post # 14
Our wedding has come and gone, and we havent done anything for our parents yet, but I plan to make them a scrap book of the wedding
Post # 15
We’re going for a comical gift for my father as my sister gave him a pocket watch for her wedding and my brother gave him a hipflask, both serious gifts.
Anyhoo, we’re going to make a skit out of me (begrudgingly) giving back his wallet, being the final child to leave home. FH is going to tell me to hand it over then when i refuse he’ll give me his before i gave him “my father’s” to be handed over. It will be a nice leather one with “father of the bride” etched into it.
Post # 16
We’re doing parent photo albums as gifts, so they can have a keepsake! We’ll also write a nice card, thanking them for their support (could be emotional or financial, of course).