(Closed) Gifts from parents?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you get wedding presents from parents in addition to paying for you wedding?
    Parents contributing to the wedding counts as a wedding gift. : (10 votes)
    50 %
    Parents usually also give a wedding gift on top of any contributions to the wedding. : (10 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You shouldn’t evpect gifts period (according to wedding “rules”). Our parents did a mix. My mom contributed to the wedding and still gave us a present. My dad contributed and did not give a present. My Father-In-Law both contributed and gave a present.

    It’s all up to what people can afford. If someone is giving you thousands of dollars for your wedding, I think it would be a little selfish to expect a gift on top of that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My mom paid for our venue rental and my dress.  That was her wedding gift to us.  We did not receive any other gift from her.

    DH’s parents did not contribute to our wedding.  The did throw the rehearsal dinner.  They gave us a cash gift.

    Post # 5
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would never in a million years expect a gift from my parents ontop of them helping pay for our wedding. My parents are paying for our reception which is roughly half of the total wedding cost. This is their gift to us. On the other hand, FI’s parents are paying for the flowers and rehearsal dinner and I know they are still going to give is a gift, even though it’s totally not necessary. FI’s brother was married last year and that is what they did for them. In FI’s family they are very “what one son gets, the other son gets”. That’s the only reason I know what to expect.

    Post # 6
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My parents paid for pretty much our entire wedding.  They also purchased us the largest gift at my shower.

    DH’s parents paid for the entire rehearsal dinner and booked our honeymoon cruise for us as a wedding present.

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