Post # 1
Hi Bees, I need some help I am at a loss on what to gift our parents, ring bearers, and singers for the wedding. We have three sets of parents: fiance’s, my dad and step-mom, and my mom and step-dad. We really cannot afford much and would like to get them a decent gift under $40 or less per each group, it can be the same thing. We also have 1 ring bearer(5) and 1 young reader(10) who are brothers so I think we need to get them something similar for $10-$20 each. I also have 2 singers who are my cousins who I wanted to do something special for as well. I am thinking about just giving them corsages at the wedding but this will cost me about $30 each, I would like to do something cheaper around $10-$15 each for them. I also have 1 set of grandparents who have helped with the wedding and I wanted to do a little something for them as well for between $20-$40. The other grandparents have not contributed towards the wedding so I was just going to do flowers at the wedding for them.
Anyone have any cool gift ideas that do not look too cheap?
Post # 3
I am getting my parents hankies… ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/85904365/set-of-2-personalized-wedding ) and was thinking i might also get my mom a necklace… for fiances parents i was going to let him pick out what they should get… BUT not so creative. lol so thinking hankies also… ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/85299298/wedding-handkerchiefs-set-of-2 ) for my ring bearer and flower girls. i will simply ask their mom what they like and want most at the moment… something small like a princess doll or car toy.
jewlery is always great for the ladies…
Post # 4
What about gift certificates for photo books for the parents that they can redeem after your wedding to make a personalized photo book of your wedding. They can use their own pictures they take at the wedding or if you get the rights to your photos they can use those- costs can vary depending on size. Try snapfish.com they usually have some good deals going and books are good quality. For the kids I say, do a gift bag of dollar tree toys that they can play with at the wedding reception to keep them out of trouble. For the singers what about a manicure- here they run about $15 and everyone loves a little pampering.
Post # 5
i like the idea of a photo book gift certificate for the parents. I might have to steal that idea myself!
Post # 6
I gave our mothers crystal vases (you can get them on sale).
Post # 7
We bought our moms their dress to wear to the wedding. I also got them a custom bag from visita print with their name on it. I also may put a hanky in it and call it a day. In all, I was able to find both mothers dresses on eBay for a super good deal and the bags on vista print was print cheap.