(Closed) Gifts for Parents?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Each of our parents made a small contribution to our wedding and thus are getting ‘thank you’ gifts.  If they hadn’t helped out, I don’t think we would be getting them anything.


Post # 4
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Given your circumstances, I don’t think you need to give a gift of any kind. Are you are getting your Future Mother-In-Law a corsage? That should cover it.

Post # 5
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We aren’t – FI’s dad is around but tends to be distand; FI’s mom got us registry gift, but that’s not different than what others have done; my mom wouldn’t care if we did or didn’t.  We are paying for everything ourselves and just don’t feel it’s necessary – they will probably get a few snap shots of us after the fact, but that’s as much as we are going to do.

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmmm, that’s a hard one — when we decided to do gifts it wasn’t so much for the fact that they financially supported us in the wedding as much as it was a “thank you for raising us” sort of gesture. Even though many couples are independent of their parents long before they get married, it’s a nice symbolic send-off of leaving your family to start a new one and a good chance to recognize their role in nuturing you to this point.

I think it’s nice to give SOMETHING, but it certainly wouldn’t have to be much. Even a card with some genuine words of thanks would be acceptable I think! Or a framed picture of you and your new husband with both families?

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