Post # 1
I am doing pretty well figuring out gifts for my bridesmaids, but what about gifts for parents? Is this expected? I feel I owe them something (they are paying for my entire wedding!) but what? Any ideas?
Are you giving your a gift on your wedding day?
Post # 3
We didn’t give our parents anything… what ungrateful children, now that I think about it!
I think in a lot of Asian cultures, the gifts flow in the opposite direction? Mother-In-Law Bee wanted to get me a nice watch, but I said no…
Post # 4
I actually added a little something to thank our parents into our wedding ceremony. Pretty much we asked our parents to come up and receive a crystal rose as thanks. Most times people give real roses but I used crystal ones so they can keep them forever.
Can’t remember the exact wording but it was something like "With the merging of these two lives, we also want to recognize the merging of two families and the additional love this brings. Bride and Groom would like to ask their parents to come forward/up to receive these crystal roses as a symbol of their love and thanks for their years of love and support."
Only bad part is that this totally got me tearing up in the middle of my ceremony.
Post # 5
My brother and I are both getting married soon (he in July and me in February). My bro called me the other day asking what he should get them since his wedding is coming up first. I had NO idea! Thanks for this post, because I’m definitely interested to see what people have to say.
Post # 6
My mom told us not to get anything for them since it would mean spending more on something unnecessary. We haven’t decided for sure if we’re going giftless (I see super sweet cards in the future), but will put together albums for them after the wedding.
Post # 7
We are doing photo books of us growing up to dating to the wedding, putting thank yous and words of love etc in it.
Post # 8
I don’t plan on getting a gift for my parents for their contributions to the wedding. I DO plan on getting a gift for my parents for their unending love and support for me and my Fiance. I’m not sure what yet so I’d love to hear ideas!
Post # 9
Yes..I’m curious to know what people come up with too. I have NO idea…
Post # 10
I was planning on doing photo albums, but the problem is that it’s not something they can open on the wedding day. Hmmm…. Maybe wrap an engagement picture with an explanation of the book to come?