Post # 1
I am stumped on what to get our parents as gifts on our wedding day. I want it to be something they will use and also meaningful. What gifts did you all get your parents? I would rather get them each something of their own rather than something for each set of parents. Any ideas welcome.. thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
We only gave a gift to our mothers. We ended up getting necklaces with the ‘Tree of Life’ pendant that included the birthstones of their biological children, with the addition of our spouse’s. For example, my mom’s pendant included my birthstone, my husbands, and my brother’s (my Mother-In-Law included the spouses of his siblings as well since they are married). We liked the symbolism of joining the families together.
Post # 3
We got both sets of parents a restaurant gift card and an IOU for a wedding album which we gave them a few months after the wedding.
Post # 5
Neither of us have relationships with our fathers. For my mother we got her a black diamond heart shaped necklace, and for my mother in law we got her a black diamond brooch as she is sensitive to jewelry being worn directly on her skin. We went with black diamond cause of the beautiful contrast between it and silver, both loved the gift! we also included champagne for my mom and sparkling cider for my mother in law, as well breakfast early on the wedding day at our house they seemed to really enjoy the experience! They were also our witnesses that signed our marriage certificates which they thought was pretty great!
Post # 6
peyton24 : we gave both ours a canvas print of the live painting done at our wedding, it has all of both families in it.
Post # 7
We got a double frame where one side was our invitation to the wedding and the other side was for our wedding photo (we put an engagement photo as a placeholder). The gift was to each set of parents. We wanted to get the exact same for each (DH’s family gets touchy about tit-for-tat things and gets annoyed when things aren’t equal).
Post # 8
We only did gifts to mothers because we were so broke at that point and also because the fathers just didnt care or want anything and specifically said so. I went on etsy and ordered 2 custom handkerchiefs with a sweet saying with reference to our wedding day, one for my mom from me and one for my Mother-In-Law from H. It had a poem on it and it had some custom wording and our names we added. Maybe theres something like that you could do
Post # 9
We didn’t do gifts to parents, I’ve always thought it was a bit of a weird addition to weddings and sort of a waste of money.
Is this usually done when parents pay for the wedding?
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
Both of our mothers collect lladro figurines so that’s what we got them, we got our dads a gold certificate
Post # 11
zzar45 : I’m not sure if it’s necessary, but we bought our parents gifts only because they gave us a big chunk of change for the wedding.
We got our dads a gift card to Top Golf and our moms spa gift cards. We also did give them a small photo album as well.