Post # 1
I am doing a large edible arrangement with a letter of our appreciation for everything both sides of parents have done for the wedding. Is it etiquette (SOOO sick of hearing that word at this point) to give them at the rehearsal dinner? I was hoping to have them delivered while we are on our honeymoon but don’t want parents to think we forgot about them if the gift is supposed to be given sooner. Any suggestions are welcome.
Post # 3
We gave ours at the rehearsal dinner, but we also had traditional boxed gifts.
Could you give each of them a card and mention that the gifts are being shipped directly to their houses to avoid any trouble carrying it around?
Post # 4
@kg1185: Yes, I believe most people give parent gifts at the rehearsal dinner. That is what we are doing, too. However, I really don’t think it would be that big of a deal to give it to them at another time. I’m not too keen on etiquette rules – just do what feels right!
Post # 5
@kg1185: If the arrangement is edible, it may not make sense to give it at the rehearsal dinner. Give them a card and have it delivered at a later date.
Post # 6
@julies1949: This. I would not give that to them at the rehearsal.
It’s also *traditional* to do them at the RD, but has nothing to do with etiquette.
Post # 7
My parents would have LOVED a surprise Edible Arrangement while we were on our honeymoon!
Post # 8
I think parents gifts should be given at whatever time the couple chooses, regardless of tradition, and is often dependent on the gift. An edible gift that requires refrigeration, like yours, is probably best delivered directly to their home rather than given at a rehearsal dinner. We gave our parents’ gifts to them a couple months after the wedding, since we gave them engraved picture frames with a wedding photo plus an album of wedding photos. If you don’t give the gift during the wedding weekend, a warm, public “thank you” will do.