(Closed) Bride/Groom Gift Exchange and Parent Gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We aren’t doing the bride/groom gift exchange just to save money.  We are getting something for our parents though since they are paying for the wedding!  We will probably do this at the rehearsal dinner when the rest of the wedding party is given their gifts.

I think it is up to you if you want to give your parents gifts…are they paying for the wedding or contributing to it?  Even if they aren’t I think it would still be nice.  You could give it to them anytime you feel is right, before the ceremony or after the reception the next day?  That is just my opinion!  

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmm. If I had no bridal party and no rehearsal dinner, I would give gifts to the parents either a few days before or after the wedding. What were you planning on giving them?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing the bride and groom gift exchange.  I thought we’d skip it to save money, but it’s important to my fiance.  I haven’t decided what I’ll get yet, but one thing is for certain–I will give him a love letter with the gift.  We’ll be opening the gifts to each other on the wedding night.

We are giving our parents gift cards for a nice dinner out.  We’ll give them at the rehearsal dinner, but I think if you aren’t having one, you could just give them the gifts the morning of the wedding or the day before.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well we’re getting our parents photobooks from the wedding – so clearly we’ll have to wait until after the day to get it ready. ๐Ÿ™‚  I’ll probably still give my mom and dad a thank you note.  I’ll probably give my mom hers in the morning since we’re getting ready together, and maybe take a moment to give it to my dad before he walks me down the aisle. Then when the photobook is ready we’ll take our parents out to dinner and present it to them there.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Fiance and I are doing an exchange – not sure when though… maybe the night before. I dont’ think I want to have someone deliver it to him on wedding day. So probably after Rehearsal Dinner, before we part for the night (which I’m having some issues with, btw) – 

We’re doing parents at the Rehearsal Dinner – are you having any pre-wedding get togethers? You could give them at a brunch or lunch or something? 

Otherwise, just do it when the moment is right ๐Ÿ™‚ – Pull them aside the night before the wedding, or morning of, and do it. – I think they’d be flattered for you to make a point to have a moment with them before the wedding instead of afterwards.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we are not doing bride and groom gifts..we are going to get each other cards and put that money towards the honeymoon.

we are also not giving gifts at the rehearsal dinner..i will be giving my bridesmaids the gifts probably earlier that day and same with the groomsmen. parents will also not get gifts at the rehearsal dinner as we are getting them albums. we will probably give them thank you cards though.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For my groom’s gift I got him a book from walgreens for $10, its a Hallmark book that tells him all the reasons why i love him, i filled in all the blanks, its a cute book and very thoughtful, im planning to give it to him on the airplane on the way to our honeymoon. I want to get our parents something too but we’re so tight with money now that we’re just going to get them souveniers from Jamaica! You can give them their gifts at the wedding, maybe you can drop the gifts off early at the venue and give it to them the end of the night

Post # 9
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Newbee

Check out My Dreamlines as they can sketch your gown and his suit. I know I am responding way late on this, but it came up at the top when I was searching for a wedding gift. it might help others searching. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

CrystinaP:  I love that idea! I may do that as a piece of art for our bedroom!

 

I got him private tennis lessons and a robe from the hotel we got engaged at stitched with our anniversary dates fro mthe engagement & wedding.

 

He got me a necklace engraved with our wedding date in it and an LV bag I’ve drooled over forever.

 

I plan on making both of our parents photo books as well.

Post # 11
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Newbee

ElleQ:  I love the activity gift!  I saw someone else post that they got their husband a mountain bike. Perfect guy gifts!!

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