Post # 1
I am thinking ahead about possible gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, ring bearer, flower girl and any others that you are supposed to give gifts to. I would really like to hear what you all are giving as gifts. Nothing is off limits, I really want to hear about any of your ideas. The more unique the better.
Post # 3
FFIL collect lighters, so we bought a couple ecclectic ones on ebay
FMIL likes garden stuff so we got her a porch swing bird feeder (its a mini bird feeder in the shape of a bird swing)
Groomsmen all get cufflinks and either a gift card or beer/liquor paraphenalia (beer bottle lamps, etc)
my ladies are getting tote bags with jewelry, and survival kits. MOH got a “harry potter cookbook”
Post # 4
Our flower girl is getting an American Girl doll.
My bridesmaids & my mom are getting Tiffany bracelets.
My MOH is getting a Tiffany charm bracelet.
All the bms are getting koozies, pashminas, and flip flops too.
Mom/MIL/my grandmother are getting hand embroidered handkerchiefs.
Mr. R.. is hopefully getting a phone call or letter from his childhood sports idol Ryne Sandberg.
The groomsmen/ringbearer/mil gifts are all Mr. R’s responsibility.. and he has gotten them nothing so far. Lol.
edit to add: We decided on a higher budget for gifts, bc we’re having a destination wedding and everyone is traveling quite far to come. We also have a relatively small bridal party.
Post # 5
I’m giving my girls black beaded cardigans in case it’s chilly, some fall scented candles from Yankee Candle and pretty votive holders in their favorite colors (which happen to be my wedding colors!) No idea what FI is planning for the men and I’m still unsure about parents. We’re paying for the wedding ourselves so it will just be a small token of our appreciation for raising us well or whatever. I’ve been thinking maybe a restaurant gift card so they can have a nice romantic meal and maybe a framed wedding photo when we get them back.