Post # 1
I need ideas on gifts for the parents.
Do we give his parents one joined gift or individual gifts (since they are still together)
My Uncle will be walking me down the aisle and doing the first dance, should I get him a gift as well?
And what are some good gifts to get them?
I’m kind of stuck. I don’t want to get them the same things we get them for Christmas, birthdays and mothers/fathers day. Need some ideas! What did you or are you getting your parents?
Post # 3
@kris325: We’re getting my parents a weekend vacation (airfare + hotel) gift certificate because they are paying for the wedding. We’re getting his parents a gift certificate for dinner at a really nice steakhouse in town. So we’re doing joint gifts for the most part, but I’m also getting the moms & dads a custom embroidered hanky from etsy.
My uncle is doing a reading at our wedding, we’re getting him a bouttoniere to wear the day of. I’m also writing him a nice card, but no other gifts.
Post # 4
@kris325: I think a joined gift is a good idea since yours are still together. Mine and FI’s are divorced so we bought 4 different gifts. Our moms are getting a personalized mom bracelet and hia mom also a personalized photo canvas print and my mom a photo frame w a poem and we will put a pic from us at the wedding in it. My dad is getting a personalized pocket watch and his dad a personalized zippo lighter. I think everyone will enjoy their gifts:)
Post # 5
we’re getting each set of parents a joint gift. TBD, but we found some cute personalized framed prints with quotes on etsy and think we might do that.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@kris325: It depends on your budget, and I’m not sure how much you usually spend on family gifts for other celebrations – my parents paid for a big part of the wedding, so we’re giving them a wedding album and a weekend at a bed & breakfast (~$200). And my husband’s parents helped out the best they could financially – they’re not very well off – and helped us with decisionmaking and crafts the whole year we were engaged, so we wanted to do something special for them too. We are also giving them a wedding album (haven’t ordered the albums yet… newlywed laziness haha) and we’re giving them a gift certificate to an expensive steak restaurant (~$150 I think). I gave both of our moms necklaces at our rehearsal dinner, and my DH gave our dads monogrammed Leatherwood knives (the same gift he gave his groomsmen) at the rehearsal dinner, each cost ~$25. Does that help?
If you want to give your parents a wedding album but you want to give them something to unwrap at the rehearsal dinner or before the wedding, you can frame a photo of you and your FI with a caption like “We owe you a wedding album!” I copied that idea from Mrs. Dragon, and our parents loved it. Here’s how Mrs. Dragon designed hers:
Post # 7
We got each one of our Moms a personalised clutch but we gave it to them on Mother’s Day and told them it’s so they can use it for the wedding. They both got different colors so that they matched their dresses and the photo was of their personal favorite of us.
Then I made this for my Dad about a week after the wedding and snuck it on his desk at work when he was out at lunch one day:
We also gave both sets of parents a copy of the Wedding DVD and all of the wedding photos.
Post # 8
@kris325: we are doing a joint and seperate gift for them. there will be something from us both for the sets of parents, but then we are each buying something special for them seperate ( think: thanks for raising your son to be the man of my dreams to my FMIL)