Post # 1
His grandfather is a presbyterian minister and we are both catholic. He will marry us and we will be blessed by the church at a later date.
What should we do to show our appreciation and thanks? Normally, you would give the officiant a fee, but that seems a little inappropriate. So if we got him a gift, what would it be?
Any suggestions? I thought about ordering something personalized, like an embroidered throw blanket from Things Remembered…but that seems more like a gift for a female, not a man.
He is in his late 70’s, and is the minister for 2 different parishes in Louisiana.
Post # 3
I am very curious to see what responses you get, as FI’s uncle is marrying us and we’re wondering the same!
Post # 4
Yeah, my cousin is marrying us and I didn’t even think about it! Well I should probably get him SOMETHING, but I have no idea what.
His wife is an interior decorator and doesn’t like clutter. He is too old for the glass boots we are getting the groomsmen. He is my cousin, so the photobooks I plan on getting the parents would be odd.
:-/ This is hard!
Post # 5
Hmm, well my cousin is marrying us and my other cousin is doing the cake. Would taking their kids out to Chuck E. Cheese for the night and giving them a gift certificate for them and their spouses to go have a nice dinner somewhere be weird?
Post # 6
I say a nice thank you gift. Maybe something engraved.
Post # 7
does he have any hobbies? Does he play chess or like to read? Or maybe a gift certificate for a hotel or restaurant would be nice.
Post # 8
I’ve honestly never met him. We are supposed to be flying down to Lousiana at the end of the summer.
I know, this is hard!! Considering his age, I don’t really know what his hobbies are. The church takes up most of his time. Obviously I’m considering a religious gift. Maybe I should go to a religious store and see what they have….
any other suggestions are welcome…
Post # 10
Maybe ask the Fiance if their is anything he would like? Or call up the Future In-Laws and ask about his hobbies.
Post # 11
My FI’s uncle is marrying us. He asked that we not give him any cash. We are anyway. We’re giving him $100 and a nice gift card to eat out. Also we’re planning on giving him a nice bound photo book afterwards.
Post # 12
My Fiance uncle is marrying us and giving a dinner gift card and making a donation in his name to a charity that he likes because he asked us not to give him anything