Post # 1
Are you getting your parents and in laws gifts for the wedding day? What are the gifts for? Do you give them to step parents too (both of out parents are divorced so we have 4 step parents). I never thought about getting the parents gifts for the wedding day until I started here on the Bee/Pinterest/Etsy and noticed that theres lots of parents gifts out there! Neither set of parents is really helping with the wedding (my Mom very generously bought my dress and veil though), but I’m not sure if that matters when considering buying gifts or not? I don’t think people usually give the parents gifts around here since I’ve never heard of it! What kind of gifts do people usually give their parents? What are you giving yours? I’m so confused as to whether or not we should give them to ours!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
We plan on buying each of our parents a suite at our venue/hotel for the night of the wedding. They are both from out of town and we want them to have a room in the wedding venue that is nice and something they wouldn’t splurge on for themselves! We also plan on getting them a nice picture frame with an engagement photo in it, that they can swap with a wedding photo after we get married. I’m also planning to get my dad and mom something really special and heartfelt from me to them, but I haven’t figured out what yet 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We got our moms charm bracelets.
Post # 5
We bought our parents picture frames with a verse it it(https://www.etsy.com/transaction/136232074?ref=fb2_tnx_title) and gave it to them at the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
We are having wine labels made with a “thank you for raising the man/woman of my dreams” sort of thing to put on bottles of wine for our parents.
Post # 7
@CanadianBride456: I plan on getting my parents something but I have no idea what yet! FI’s parent’s are divorced and remarried so we would have to get both couples something too. They’re all helping with the wedding in some way so I feel they deserve something as a thank you.
Post # 8
@CanadianBride456: We gave our parents a gift at the rehearsal dinner. It was accompanied by a card thanking them for your upbringing and support of our relationship.
Post # 9
I gave our parents their gifts at the rehersal dinner, when I gave the Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen their gifts. I gave my dad a digital pic from and mailed him the pics from the wedding on a thumb drive. Everyone else got a simple locket with pics in them.
My dad didn’t really do anything for our wedding but he did raise me, send me to college and made the 15 hour drive to come to the wedding. My Mother-In-Law threw the rehersal dinner. We didn’t get anything for my dad’s g/f or FIL/SMIL.
Post # 10
@CanadianBride456: I think the gifts are meant to be thank-yous for being parents rather than thanks for the wedding.
Its seems traditional here to get parents bouquets but we are going for something alittle longer lasting. We have got the Mums pendents still deciding for dads and will prob give them the gifts the day before the wedding
Post # 11
@CanadianBride456: We will probably get something for Mr. S’s parents (divorced, so 2 gifts) but definitely something a little more substantial for my parents. My parents are footing 75% of the wedding bill so I definitely want to give them something.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We got our parents nice embroidered hankies with a personalized message – all four of them cried! Success! 😀 We also gave them, after the fact, a canvas print of an extended family photo from the wedding and a Shutterfly photobook with a bunch of wedding photos.
I agree with PP that it’s more of a “thanks for all the effort and time and money spent raising me and making sure that I’m a decent person who can find true love” rather than a “thanks for the wedding” thing.
Post # 13
No, we didn’t give anything to them on our wedding day. We will be buying them photobooks and we’ll be flying my parents in for a visit in April.
Post # 14
No gifts before the wedding. We gave them framed photos after the wedding.
Post # 15
I don’t really see why they would get gifts? I guess I am missing something.
Post # 16
@CanadianBride456: We are giving our parents both a card, thanking them for everything. We also plan to give my parents our “suite upgrade” at the hotel. Then after the wedding, we will give them both albums as their “main gift” because those things are darn expensive!