Gifts for Parents of the Groom – How much did you spend?

posted 1 year ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We gave them the same gifts- a card with our heartfelt thoughts and an IOU for a parents album.

That was for my first wedding. For my second wedding, both of our parents are dead so it was no longer a concern.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Does your fiancé want his parents to receive a cheaper gift?

Personally I think it would be petty to get them a gift that isn’t as nice as the one you are getting for your own parents because they aren’t contributing to your wedding with cash or labour. 

Plus if you are presenting them at the wedding it will be awkward.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

LOL I mean if someone can’t afford something but are contributing in other ways, but in this case, they aren’t. I would be miffed too for sure. 

BUT since it’s fi’s family I would discuss with him and see what his thougths are. Honestly, he probably knows his parents are shady AF and is probably embarrassed so its not like you -should- have to spell it out for him. 

I would just ask him what his thoughts were and then just do the same/similar for them. And if YOU want to do something special for your parents, Im all for it, but then it doesnt like illuminate the fact that they are shady AF at the gift giving session. 

I hope that helps..

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We spent slightly less on my in law’s gifts than my parents gifts – but we shopped like it was their birthday (ie something we thought they’d really like), so it wasn’t intentionally different despite my parents spending nearly 3x as much as my in laws. They were all delighted with their gifts (and wedding albums have us sorted for Christmas presents! 👍)

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