Post # 1
We are getting married in February and for the longest time I know my parents wouldn’t be in attendance. My father doesn’t believe in people getting married when they don’t make $80k+each and my mother will not even touch the wedding subject to avoid upsetting my father. Weirdly enough I feel relieved that they don’t want to come so that I did not have to make that decision whether I want them to be part of this special day that they don’t care enough for since we have very minimal relationship other than them being my biological parents.
Instead, I asked my best friend’s parents to walk me down the aisle (we have been friends for over 6 years and they have treated me more like family than my own). They were so happy and cried their eyes out when they realized I had asked.
My FH and I want to do something special for them on the wedding day but unsure as to what to do? Any ideas is appreciated!
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Sorry about your parents’ views, but it’s so cool that you have honored two others who care for you so much. I don’t have any great thoughts on gifts other than maybe jewelry, like cufflinks and a nice bracelet/necklace?
Post # 3
God that sucks about your parents, they sound like shit people, I’m sorry. But am super glad that you have your best friends parents who will step up to the plate.
I agree with PP, a nice little piece of jewelry or a flask (dad), flowers (mom)!
Post # 4
First of all congratulations
Secondly, I am sorry your parents are the way they are
Thirdly, it is so cute that your best friends parents are going to do it!
Post # 5
This is just the sweetest thing. I’m glad they agreed and are excited.
I can’t think of anything at the moment other than a beautifully framed photo of all of you together – you, D H, B F, and her parents. Otherwise, do you know about any shared interests they have?
Post # 6
Friends are the family we get to choose. I’m sorry about your parents but I’m also very happy for you, as you clearly have amazing people in your life. Depending on how much they like being in the spotlight, you could acknowledge them at the reception or give them a special gift in private. A photo from the day sounds like a good idea, but it can be anything they like really. Just go for something meaningful.