(Closed) Could someone please make me a list or show me where I can find one…

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

I think the general rule is to gift your wedding party and anyone who is making a large contribution to your day (whether it be time or montary). I don’t think you would necessarily give gifts to the grandparents, but maybe you can honor them in a special private way (like wearing something of your grandmother’s). I would also consider the outfit you bought for your mother as her gift.

Post # 5
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are getting our wedding party including flower girl and ring bearers.

BM- hand painted wine glasses, hand made flower from Etsy for thier hair and a jewlery set I got at Macys 40% off, they are georgeous 15.00, a steal.

GM- engraved money clip the leather back ones not just the small metal ones and engraved Beer Mugs

Both sets of parents because my parents are paying for the majority and my Fiance paren’ts contributed a small amout but it is what they could afford to give us for help.

I got my mom 5 microdermabrasion sessions at the salon I work at ( She asked for this)

I got my dad a hand made knife he loved and had it engraved on the blade.

My Fiance got his mother the same as mine, she also wanted this done and I’m not sure what he is buying his dad.

Post # 6
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Koala Bear: <— I agree with this. You are supposed to get gifts for the people that make large controbutions to your day. Maybe even not financially but that aunt that comes over and helps you put all the favors together etc. If you are haiving readings people will get stuff for the readers. Getting a gift for your Fiance is fairly normal lately but Fiance and I arent doing this.We say the wedding is our gift to eachother lol. OH and dont forget your ushers.

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We did gifts for our bridal party, our readers (smaller gifts than bridal party), our officiant (but she was my aunt and we weren’t paying her), or musician (my cousin who we weren’t paying), and our parents (an IOU for a wedding album with the photos of their choice). 

Post # 8
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Corilee13: Like PP’s have stated the “tradition” is to give gifts to bridal party, parents, grandparents, and if you have ushers/hosts/readers, then it’s nice to gift them too.

However, gifts are something that should be given because you WANT to give them. Not because doctrines and beliefs dictate you should do so. That said, it would be nice to gift your parents, but you don’t have to. If you don’t really want to leave them out, maybe you could give them a nice print of one of your wedding pictures in a nice frame. Not too expensive, but a little something. Same for your FIL’s, or grandparents. They’ll appreciate it, and it won’t cost you very much at all.

I’m giving a lot to my Bridesmaids: I am giving them both a set of matching earrings/necklace/bracelet for every day wear, a necklace/earrings/bracelet set and a floral hair comb for them to wear with their dresses, (I wanted something specific, so I am covering that expense) and I’m thinking of giving them a handbag. They’ve done a lot to help me out the last few months.I was able to do this inexpensively, because I made all the jewlery by hand.

My Maid/Matron of Honor (Man, not Maid) will be getting a matching tie tack/money clip/cufflink set I got on Etsy. He’s been one of the best friends I’ve ever had through the years, and he’s always there for me when I need him. Fiance loves him too.

For my groomsmen/brothers, they will be getting stuff like hoodies, beach towels, and backpacks reflecting their interests. One is a huge Yankees fan, and the other is an Olympic Weightlifter (or well, he hopes to compete in the Olympics)

For FI’s Best Man, we are going to get him a nice Sake set, and some really nice Travel Chopsticks.

For my parent’s, I’m not sure, but I think I’d like to give them an actual photo album, and a few other personalilzed trinkets I can make. Same for FIL’s, because they are contributing just as much as my parents.

I will also do something special for my grandmother, who graciously paid for my wedding gown. I haven’t decided on what yet though.


But this is because they have all played significan roles in the wedding/our lives. We want to honor them. So really, all you have to ask yourself is if you want to do the same. Hope this helps, sorry it’s so long! 🙂

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you are paying for everything for the bridal party, then I would consider whatever jewelry you are getting them their gift. If you present it nicely at the rehearsal dinner or bridesmaids’ luncheon, it is completely appropriate.

We are getting gifts for the wedding party and parents. We don’t have readers or ushers, and the parents and WP are the people that are contributing the time and/or money to help with the wedding. We are getting really nice gifts (in my opinion, hopefully they feel the same), because the contributions they’ve made have been so helpful, but I wouldn’t feel like I had to go crazy on the gifts if they weren’t really involved.

Post # 10
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@CorgiTales: Oops, I forgot the officiant! He is FI’s pastor (has been all FI’s life). He’s such a sweet man, and he’s doing this for free and we are being allowed to use the church for free. I’ll have to think of something nice for him and his wife (they’ve been very welcoming to me)

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