(Closed) How did you/will you thank your parents for helping out?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I know my parents are planning on helping me with mine.  I am going to take them both with me for the dress shopping and just have them feel included on whatever we decied to do.  I’m also getting married where they were married so I know they will love that.  Now to thank them- I plan on have the DJ (a family friend) announce a thank you and play their wedding song for them to have a little spot light dance on our day to let them know how much we appreciate everything they helped us with.

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I kept my dad and my step mom very involved in the planning process.  I thought they were going to be a big giant pain in the butt, but they were actually really awesome the whole time!  I got my dad one of those Etsy frams that says “today a bride, tomorrow a wife, forever your little girl” and put a picture of him holding me the day I was born in it.  I think next weekend we are going to take them out to a nice dinner as an additional “thanks”.

Post # 5
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I sent my parents flowers and I sent my in-laws a cookie bouquet. Both included a personalized note saying thank you. I had them delivered the Monday after our Saturday wedding, when my husband and I were on our ‘minimoon’.

Post # 6
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do as gifts for my parents.  My mom has paid for most of my dress and I know she would help more if she were able.  They are currently going through a divorce which may be finalized by our wedding.  My father is in no condition to help pay for the wedding, and I haven’t (and wouldn’t) ask him.  I do plan on giving them individual gifts but I have no clue what would be good (especially my father, since I don’t have that great of a relationship with anymore).  They will be walking me down that aisle together (hopefully we fit, lol).  I thought of jewelry for my mom and maybe a framed photo of me and Darling Husband for my dad.  Other than that, I’m at a loss, lol.

Post # 8
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  That’s a good idea!


I have no idea what to do for my Dad and stepmom. They have been nothing short of amazing so far. Dear Fiance and I figured we’re older (31 and 34) we’d have a simple ceremony and a dinner, no big deal. My Dad and my sister don’t talk, so I’m the first wedding he gets and he’s really excited to do something for me, so they’re paying for a reception for 100, got us an extra night in our honeymoon suite (first night included with the wedding package), taking care of the invitations, are giving us their timeshare for a week, and now stepmom wants to pay for my dress. It’s too much! I’m completely bowled over.

Post # 9
986 posts
Busy bee

As PPs have mentioned, they’re included in everything – or at least my mom is. Dad isn’t always as interested. 😉 But I try to include them in as much as possible, and then I got them both very sappy gifts, haha. I wish I could do more to repay them and show them how eternally grateful I am but unfortunately I don’t think there’s much I can do. I hope they enjoy the gifts & letters to each of them. 🙂

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