Post # 1
so my husband decided we really aren’t going to get anything for his father. they don’t have a bad relationship or anything – but they aren’t helping out with the wedding in any way shape or form (and we’re surprised his father didn’t ask for us to PAY for THEIR hotel for the night)…
Now, the thing is – his mom is the type of woman that rarely gives her input and is pretty passive…I wanted to get her something – just as a nice gesture – as well as I am including her in the hair / getting ready stuff the day of. I am paying for my stylest to wash/dry her hair (and my own mom’s) the day of – so she will be “getting ready” with all us girls (which is being done at the place where our wedding/ceremony/reception is held)…
anyways. I went ahead and got her one of those wedding handkerchiefs. It is embroidered with “Mother-In-Law” and the date of our wedding and it comes in a hinged box with the place to put a photo (that I will print a poem and place in there, instead…)
So anyways – just curious if you are getting anything for your in-laws? just one of them? both of them?
Post # 3
We got each set of parents a local artists’ wind chime set. They all like to spend time outside in their yards, so we thought it would be a nice memory.
Post # 4
My in-laws contributed a chunk of change to our wedding. (We didn’t solicit it. Our motto throughout: “If WE cannot afford it, we don’t buy it.”) We bought my MIL a birthstone pendant necklace (see below). We gave my FIL a scroll tied with ribbon that served as sort of an IOU for a family tree. This holds special significance b/c he threw a family reunion the weekend of our wedding (ew, I know, but he meant no harm). He gathered everyone’s information and assembled a genealogy chart on his computer, which he gave to everyone on a flash drive along with pics from the event. We plan to hire an artist this summer when we have more free time (we’re both educators) to turn that chart into a piece of art he can hang in their home (a family tree). I also gave my MIL a hankie the day of the rehearsal (see below). Oh and we gifted them a miniature version of our photo album from our photographer after the wedding. We let them choose the design and the photos. What you did for your FMIL is a really thoughtful gesture-I hope she appreciates it.
Post # 5
PS: It’s the hankie picture in the last photo on Etsy.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
We’re giving them hugs, because they both specifically asked us not to do anything. lol