(Closed) Happy Post–what cool things have your parents done to help?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

awww, thats amazing ๐Ÿ™‚  We’re paying for our whole weddings as well, but my parents are:

1. Flying to Australia from Canada and coming 3 weeks early to help me with last minute preparations

2. Throwing us a “we just got married” party in Canada, 6 days after flying back themselves! And its looking like it will be almost as big as the wedding, in terms of guestlist. 

I love them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a two day wedding, with a fancy dinner at a private restaurant in the woods on the last night. My dad quietly paid the bill for the entire 2nd dinner. It was so generous of him and i love love love love him! 

Post # 5
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Awww.. such happy stories.  It’s good to see a HAPPY post in the Family section for once.  LoL.

My parents are hosting our at home reception.. basically paying for everything!  Also, my mom paid for my dress!  :o)

Side note:  Yay!!  My 1,000th post!

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They drove my dad, my brother, my second “brother”, his girlfriend and ton of my stuff 1500 miles each way to the wedding ( my mom flew one way, my brother the other) AND they paid for almost everything with the wedding (we took care of the venue, tables and linens). They also rented out a house for the bridal party, my immediate family, and 3 of my friends (including the 2 that drove down with them) to stay in for the week.

They were just awesome!

Post # 8
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are paying for this ourselves.  My mom can’t help out (my fiance and I help her out financially) but my FIL’s recently came into some money and without a word to us, mailed us an engagement card with a check in it that will cover our flowers and DJ.  And in addition they offered to pay for our photographer.  I couldn’t believe it and cannot be more grateful.  I have the best future in-laws and am so happy they’ll soon be my family.

Post # 9
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

LOVE this thread!  It so easy to get caught up in all the drama that it’s hard to appreciate the good stuff our families do.  My husband and I paid for the wedding ourselves, but we had a ton of friendors mostly due to the generosity my mom has shown to others through the years.  Basically her connections probably saved us about $20,000 in extras, discounts or gifts that her friends threw in.  We called it the WOTC, wedding of the community, because people were so thoughtful toward us. 

Plus, a family friend was going to drive us in his fully restored 1932 Model A Ford for the getaway car, but it was so hot, it broke down on our way to the church.  I assumed we’d have to jump in the back of another family car after the ceremony, but somehow my mom managed to call another friend to have his beaufiful white beast of an SUV waiting with a ‘just married’ sign outside the church, which looked like it was ‘supposed’ to be the original getaway car.

And my dad threw in $500 for the bar, which is a big deal for him.

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Originally my mom told me she would put $300 towards my dress (she has very limitrd finances), but when it came time for me to pay her back, she said not to worry about it, it was already taken care of! Which was an extra $400 that I was able to put towards other things! Best. Mom. Ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We paid for our wedding ourselves, and my parents paid for our beer. An extra $300 we didn’t need to come up with ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom surprised me by paying for my dress =)

My parents are also opening up their home and ranch to all my guests as they are the ‘venue’ I will be using.  They roooool!

My fmil is also AMAZING and is an endless well of support.

Post # 14
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So i have just started this wedding planning stuff but she has already helped me make my bouquets searched the house far and wide for jars of all sizes for center pieces and even spent hours googling to try and find ideas for the wedding. She has a word doc full of wedding ideas that she wants to help me do!

Post # 15
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just wanted to thank Mrs. Longcoat for starting such a positive thread.  It’s been flagged for positivity! [Sorry for the threadjacking!]

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