- 2 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I wanted to see what everyone was giving as gifts to parents/bridal party ect…and to see if what we are doing is enough….here is what we have so far….we dont have the largest gift budget, but we have been picking things up along the way….
-I am paying for their shoes, hair, make-up, and jewelry, as well as getting them monogramed make-up bags with just their names on it, which i am filling with their favorite hand lotions, and scented hand sanitizers, as well as these really adorable little beaded chains that are for stethascopes that are basically little name tags for them (all are nurses and have talked about wanting them before) which i have customized with their favorite colors and names….
-We bought her dress, jewelry, shoes, and headband, plus we are getting her one of the big sock monkey dolls (the girl is obsessed with sock monkey!)
Ringbearer:<br />-We bought his outfit and shoes, plus we are giving him a little baseball kit (bat, glove, a few balls), because he is obsessed with baseball….(most kids watch cartoons, nope he likes to watch dvr baseball games)
-We bought very nice engraved (just their names) pocket knives, which come in a very nice case, we are paying for their tux rentals, we are also giving them baseball hats with their favorite football teams on it (if you knew these guys this would all make perfect sense but they are obsessed with sports, hunting and the outdoors)…possibly going to do like a beer mug or something not sure yet
-We are giving them pocket knives as well, and paying for their suit rentals
We have 2 speakers from our families that will do a reading each:
-Both are very religious and very catholic (and sadly the one who is my favorite of FI’s aunts had a rosary gifted to her by her late MIL that broke)….so we are getting them both these GORGEOUS rosary sets ( a large and small) that i found last year at a local craft fair! they are beautiful….and i know they are something both of these women will cherish and appreciate even though we are not having a catholic sermon….
-They both are getting gift cards to their favorite stores!
-my guest book attendant will be getting a set of her favorite perfume (perfume, body spray and lotion, god bless e-bay!) in a pretty little bag
-Parents: Both sets will be getting a customized photo album that we are having them each select a few pictures from our e-pics and wedding photos that we will have made for them….plus a mix of different pictures from the wedding
-My mom: charm bracelet, and as a mix thank you gift and anniversary gift from my dad and her kids (she has a pearl necklace from her mom who has passed on that had a vintage clasp that added an extra pearl to the necklace that the clasp can not be repaired on as they dont make them any more, we are taking the pearl and making it into a ring she can wear every day, again dual purpose gift since their anniversarry is 2 weeks after the wedding, and she basically got nothing of her moms since her mom died when she was barely a toddler)
-FI’s mom: charm bracelet, and a really pretty locket and ring holder
-My dad: We are paying for his suit rental, a grill set, and really sentimental picture of me and him when i was a child, in a dual sided picture frame that i had engraved to say, “Forever your (insert childhood nickname here)” the other side when we have our wedding photos back will have a picture of me and him on my wedding day….
-FI’s dad: is getting a personalized golf towel set, and since he basically raised FI single handedly (FMIL wasnt the best parent), FI *REALLY* wants to give him a gift similiar to the picture frame my dad is getting, but has yet to decided on pictures….
My shower hostess: (who is fabulous and dosent even need to do this, but is because she knows how my FMIL can get when FSIL comes around and so i have a bridal shower, not a party for FSIL’s 3rd kid/babyshower for the kid (who is 8 months old btw)….with a hint of bridal shower thrown in there)…and because she says she cant wait for me to be an official part of the family since i am already referred to as her niece(not niece in law but niece.)
-she is also one of our speakers so she will get the rosary as well, but i am soo excited for her shower gift….i found the idea on theknot.com, and LOVED it!
I am getting her an adorable umbrella filled with her favorite, lotions, bath salts, bodyscrubs, a gift card and some scented candles, with a note attached saying “I hope all of your showers are as wonderful as mine”
so bee’s what are you guys giving….is mine enough, too much, not enough….I am stressing out here and the clock is ticking down….