(Closed) What do we get our parents?!

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have any suggestions for gifts (I don’t think that’s really a custom where I live, thankfully!), but I would suggest getting them gifts of equal value assuming they will be receiving their gifts at the same time. It’d be a little awkward if one set of parents got an expensive gift, and the other parents got something cheaper.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@NDfan2009: There have been many rant posts about the FILs, unfortunately! I’m in Australia – I’d never heard of buying gifts for the parents before Weddingbee (and I think even buying gifts for the bridal party is unusual here!).

Wow, I can’t believe someone bought a cruise for their parents as a gift! At most, I might consider a few nights in a hotel or a spa day or something, given how much your parents have contributed, but I honestly think if you’re all paying so much for the wedding, the parents will understand if you’re not buying them a big lavish present.

I don’t think the gift you’re giving them is supposed to “equal” what they contributed, or you wouldn’t have needed them to contribute in the first place! Especially given that there are three sets of parents to buy gifts for. Just pick an amount you can afford, then give them a gift that falls within that range.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My parents told us not to get them anything and that they would be really annoyed if we spent our money on them when we are setting up a home, etc.

We are giving both sets of parents parent albums, though. Maybe something else small, because my mom was so adament on not getting them anything (so we won’t get his parents anything either, lol). 

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