(Closed) Are you giving the parents a gift on the wedding day?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We got our moms charm bracelets.

Post # 6
8343 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
295 posts
Helper bee

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
1635 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No gifts before the wedding. We gave them  framed photos after the wedding.

Post # 15
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t really see why they would get gifts?  I guess I am missing something.

Post # 16
1210 posts
Bumble bee

@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!

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