Gifts for Mother and Father of the bride/groom

posted 1 year ago in Family
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Honestly I just got my parents gifts that I normally would for any other occasion. Mine weren’t wedding related. I got my mom a teapot that matched her china set & my dad a gift card to a restaurant he loves. Those are things I know they wanted.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m giving my parents and in-laws an IOU for a photo album of wedding photos

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m thinking we will take both sets of parents out to dinner and present them with their wedding albums, and then bring them back to our place to watch the wedding video. This will obviously be months after the wedding, but I know our parents will appreciate time with us and reliving the day we all spent so much time/money on more than any sort of physical gift.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I had such a hard time with this, because all the ideas I saw online I knew my parents would see as just clutter or too cheesey. Ultimately I wrote them really long, nice letters. They really liked that! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I ordered the three frames with our names and wedding date engraved in them, on for his parents, one for my mom, and one for my dad.  I know that all sets of parents will be very contented with that gift and can be filled later.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We are getting ours similar stuff to our bridesmaids and groomsmen. The mothers are getting earrings, a book-lovers candle, and a tiny bottle of champagne. The fathers are getting nice aftershave, a leather belt custom made to their size, and a bottle of whiskey.

They will open those at the rehearsal dinner, but I also have custom embroidered handkerchiefs to give the moms the morning of the wedding.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Fancy photo frames and then after the wedding we told them to pick a photo and we had it printed for them to put in the frame.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Our wedding is the week before mothers day and we’ll be on our honeymoon in mothers day , so that did influence my idea for gifts.  Oh course, fi is like me and had never heard of this custom until I discovered the bee and decided this was one custom I’d borrow. He’s cool with whatever I decide so we’re going sentimental,  but not wedding related.  My parents are getting custom family tree with their names and the names and bithdates of all their grandkids.  Honestly,  I’d do the same for fi S family,  but my future nice already painted a large family tree mural on their wall with that info.  So I’m having an Etsy photo tree made.  Im in the process of getting family photos from all of fi’s siblings with all of their kids and so’s.  (this might not work,  I have a deadline and he has 8 siblings). The etsy artist plugs the pics into the tree shape and it actually looks pretty cool. 

Thankfully neither set of parents are the type to expect professionally framed art,  so I’m repainting thrift store frames black (because both have black frames on their homes) and framing the pictures myself. 

If I dontbget pics in time,  I’ll probably give them a framed wedding photo iou. That’s definitely the backup plan though. 

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