Post # 1
I have no idea what is appropriate or where to start or anything.
This is what FI thinks-
he’s getting these awesome personalized coolers for the groomsmen:
He thinks we should get those for the dads and jewelry for the moms.
I haven’t really thought of anything better. I know that our parents all have too much stuff and don’t want lots of crap taking up space in their houses. Knowing our parents, they would definitely use the gifts FI suggested if we gave them to them.
Is it weird to give dads and groomsmen the same gifts? Are these gifts not wedding appropriate? Does that even matter?
I am just so confused when it comes to giving your parents gifts at your wedding.
(Also any experienced brides- when and where did you give parents gifts? at the rehearsal dinner with the wedding party? at a different time? thanks!)
Post # 3
@nawella: It can be hard to come up with gift ideas for parents. They already have so many things.
We gave our gifts at the rehearsal dinner.
A good idea is a lovely frame with an IOU for a wedding pic, or a gift certificate for a canvas of a wedding pic.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
We are giving the parents a photo book of us. We were going to do a canvas print of the ceremony made to look like a painting but we got these coupons for photobooks so using them instead.
I found a groupon for jewelery for the bridesmaids. FH still doesn’t know what he is getting his groomsmen but he was thinking whiskey rocks.
Gifts are suppose to be given at the rehersal dinner.
Post # 5
I’m going to give them a beautiful photo from the wedding in a personalized frame (but that will be after the wedding). For the wedding, I am getting my dad a “father of the bride” tie pin and my mom some jewelry to wear.
Post # 6
@nawella: I gave everyone their gifts at the rehearsal dinner…it fit in perfect. We thanked everyone for coming and then gave a special thanks to our parents and bridal party and handed them out then. We did handkerchiefs that were embroidered. They said something along the lines of this is for drying my tears, as you have always dried mine (mom) and of all the walks we have taken, this one is my favorite (dad). They were a hit!