Post # 1
Are you getting little gifts for your parents for your wedding? If so, how much would you spend? I found some sweet little bracelets from etsy that I think would be nice, but FI and I are undecided as to whether we’d like to do gifts at all. Not all parents are contributing to the wedding, if that matters, but obviously, we’d gift them all equally if we decide to gift.
Post # 3
Our parents are contributing a lot to our wedding. My parents are paying for the whole reception and FI parents are paying for our photographer and our flowers. We’ll be buying them each a nice gift (probably gift certificates to fancy restaurants and spending about $100 per parent.
Post # 4
No. Our parents didn’t pay for, or assist, in anything wedding related. They pretty much just get to show up as guests. I’m getting my mom’s hair and make-up done (200 dollars) and I paid for my dad’s tux (187 dollars). So I don’t feel much like I owe them anymore than that.
Post # 5
@princess_r: Still undecided. Both families are contributing, but there’s not a lot I can afford that would thank them appropriately! I was thinking maybe just parent photo albums later.
Post # 6
I am. I will getting our mums something floral, not sure what to get our dads yet.
Post # 7
We did not get our parents gifts, and they did help contribute.
Post # 8
@princess_r: Our parents helped pay for most of our wedding, but we are not financially well off right now (we just graduated) and they wouldn’t want us to spend much. Plus, I don’t really know what they would like, so I just got them each a nice picture frame to put a picture from the wedding in, it was about 40 bucks per frame.
Post # 9
Yes we are, both sets of parents are paying for the wedding together. It is only right for us to give them something back!
Post # 10
We gave both sets of parents framed engagement photos at the rehearsal dinner with the rest of our wedding party.
Post # 11
Yes! Not quite sure what, but so far we’re thinking of giving my parents a bottle of wine from the year they were married. I’m also thinking of giving my dad cufflinks and a framed picture of me in my dress holding a sign that says “Forever your little girl” because that’s something he would like. We’ll also give my mom something special.
His parents, we’ll give some sort of gift too, but won’t spend as much because they aren’t paying for the wedding.
My parents are paying for the entire thing and helping us plan it. His parents don’t even ask about it/acknowledge it, but we still want to give them something.
Post # 12
None of our parents are contributing to our wedding, but they are each still travelling anywhere from 1000 to 8500 miles to see as as none of them live locally and they are all divorced. On top of giving each of them a beautiful welcome basket (about $60 value), they will each receive a lovely framed photo. Either one of our engagement photos or something else. After the wedding, they will each receive a wedding DVD and photo book!
Post # 13
We just got a picture frame to later be filled w/ a wedding photo for my MIL.
For my parents, we paid for a trip to New Orleans since they paid for 100% of our expensive wedding and my mom helped with like 90% of the planning too (in a good way) and basically we wouldn’t have had a wedding without them.
Post # 14
@princess_r: I got my mum some diamond earrings for her to wear on the day and as a reminder of the day for whenever she wears them again and my dad some cuff links that say “father of the bride” he wore them on the day and had worn them since then too haha! I coulda gotten him an engraved hip flask or something too but he doesn’t drink spirits
Post # 15
We gave each set of parents a picture frame with a note inside that said we were going to give them a wedding picture to put inside. We picked out a different frame for each family. I was worried they wouldn’t like it, but my stepmom actually cried because she thought it was so nice! And she was the one I was most worried about liking it lol.
Post # 16
We are. My coworker gave me a great idea. We’re giving my parents a nice print from our engagement session in the middle of a 3 slot frame. On each side of the photo, we are going to add handwritten letters of thanks from each of us to my parents.
We will probably give them a $50 giftcard to their favorite restaurant too.