gifts for the parents?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@daniellemc:  Are you making it a big deal at the wedding, as in presenting the gift in front of a group of people? Because then you may get into a sticky situation with only giving it to one set of parents.. if not then feel free to thank those who helped… no shame or blame there. 

We plan on thanking my parents and my FMIL but not FFIL at the wedding, during a speech….  He didnt even congratulate us on our engagement 🙁 yet alone help out with the wedding. He speaks to Fi maybe 5x a year on the phone and MAYBE sees him 1x if FI makes the complete effort. 

Post # 5
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6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d give a gift to your parents and to his grandmother.  Doesn’t sound like they contributed much to his life other then egg/spern donership.  Since you’re doing this in private it really doesn’t matter too much. 

Post # 6
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6510 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Usually I would suggest giving his parent’s gifts even if they didn’t help with the wedding but in this case, where they didn’t raise him at all, I would just give gifts to your parents and his grandma.

We got our parent’s a ‘unit’ gift but I think either way is fine.

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