Post # 1
Hey girls! So me and FH are paying for the entire wedding ourselves. My FIL is paying for the condo for our honeymoon and my dad just recently told us that he is paying for our wedding cake. My question is, since no one really is helping us pay for the wedding do we need to get them a present?? Who is supposed to receive a present from us??
Post # 3
You never have to ofcourse. We got engraved silver plated photoframes on Ebay. I think they wre 15 dollars only.
Post # 4
Maybe just something small to let them know you appreciate what they did do for you.
Post # 5
I never thought that you gave parents gifts because they paid for the wedding. We’re paying for our wedding ourselves and we still plan to get presents for our parents. Even if they aren’t contibuting financially they are still very involved in the wedding. My dad is helping me organize some vendors. He talked me through figuring out how big a tent we need. My step mom helped me pick my dress and is helping me figure out the best flower design. My in laws are keeping an eye out for local things we can incorporate into the wedding (since it’s in my home town I want his home town represented). My in laws are helping organize addresses and such for their extended family. All the parents are in the processional. All will help getting things together before the wedding. All will likely help with wrapping things up. And they’re all people I can turn to for help iif there is some disaster.
And I’m sure there’s a lot I’m missing. So even if they aren’t paying, my family is helping with the wedding. And they’ve all been very suportive of our entire relationship. And I would like to thank them for that.
That’s me. If your parents are going to be like any other guest and won’t be involved beyond attending the wedding as a guest, then you don’t need to get them a present. If they will be involved beyond a regular guest (as most parents are in most weddings) then I think you should be giving them a present. It doesn’t have to be extravagent. It could be a family picture with a really heartfelt thank you note. But it should be something.
Post # 6
I’d second getting them something small. i think they would appreciate & it & if only costs you $15 then double bonus.
Post # 7
I have the same questions, my parents are paying for the wedding… I have no idea what kind of gift could ever thank them enough for what they’ve done. I suppose never getting divorced would be a huge thank you
Post # 8
@sammie_j: I am in the same situation. My parents are paying for the wedding, we want to get them something to let them know we really appreciate everything they have done for us, but aren’t sure what to get. We are considering a weekend trip someplace, but not sure where.