(Closed) HELP!!!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am having the same problem.

Everything is so cheesy. 

I want something classy and a tearjerker, haha

But i can’t shell out a lot of money either. 

So yeah. Help me too bee’s!

Post # 4
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1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

How much are you able to spend? I think that is pretty important for us to help …

There’s the very typical, yet still lovely, idea of a picture frame or a photo album filled with pictures of the wedding that can be done for cheap or very fancy. 

I know my parents love to eat out, so a nice gift certificate to their favorite restaraunt would be appreciated. 

Also you could get a plate made maybe with their wedding date on it for them to remember their wonderful day?  You could maybe restore an old picture from their wedding and put it together with one of yours?

You could gift them something to wear/use on the day of the wedding – does your mom love shoes or jewelry?  Would your dad like a new tie that could match the groomsmen? 

Are you getting married in a special location? My family loves coffee table books — if you are getting married in a big city or their hometown you could maybe find a book with photos from the location? 

 Maybe offer them a free night at the hotel they are staying at for the wedding or for an extra night the night after? (If they are available) 

Hope that helped!

Post # 5
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re doing electronic picture frames – we’ll load them up with wedding pics as a thank you gift.  They’ll be able to use them subsequently for whatever pics they want (including current and future grandkids).  Depending on how confortable your parents are with technology, some frames allow you to send pictures to an email account that automatically updates the pics remotely.  Others are more simple.  To make them more budget-friendly, we’re using  the 20% off coupons that are always turning up in the mail from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Good luck! 

Post # 6
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The best present?  And you may all think this sounds incredibly "cheesy, hokey, silly" whatever descriptive word you can think of but…. Write them a letter.

"Write them a letter?"  you may say…

Yes.   There is nothing more personal or precious than a handwritten letter. Type it out on your computer first. Change things around. Add things to it. Tell them about childhood memories, or how you’ve dreamed of this day or spoken about it since you were little and words can’t describe how wonderful and special they are to you. Thank them for everything they’ve done in the past. And everything you know they will continue to do for you. Thank them for helping you with your homework, teaching you the value of a dollar, and how valuable these lessons are now while you’re planning your wedding and how everything you’ve learned from them helps you with your everyday life.

After you’re all done, handwrite it.

"but my handwriting is awful" you may say..

Okay, it may be, but think of how precious it is to get something hand written and not just typed no matter how bad the penmanship is.

Trust me. It’s the most beautiful present you could give anyone.  I did this once for my fiance after I had lost my job and the holidays rolled around and I couldn’t afford to give him a big present like I really wanted to. As he read my letter the tears welled up in his eyes. He said to me later that he never knew how much he helped me, or that I felt that way. It’s the little things you take for granted that mean so much. He said it was the best present he ever received.

It costs nothing more than your time. But time is precious. Give them your heart in a letter. They will treasure it forever.

Hope this helps.

Post # 7
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We will be giving our parents Blurb books of our professional wedding photos as gifts. Of course, this will have to wait until a couple of months after the wedding…

Post # 8
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 

I agree with July2008Bride.  Something from the heart is the best gift.  Of course, a few wedding photos are a great idea too, whether on paper or electronic.  Your parents will want to remember the day.  

Post # 9
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Newbee

I am petite and had to have quite a bit hemmed off my dress.  I took the fabric and had a small pillow made for my mom’s bed.  It has her monogram on the front and our wedding date on the back. 

My little brother just got married and we thought and thought…he finally decided to write a letter to each of them and we framed them for them.  They both ADORED them!  I think the personal touches mean so much more than "things". 

 

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