(Closed) How to honor/recognize mom’s contribution?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Im in the same boat! I cant wait to see what people say or ideas they have.


I was thinking of giving my mom a special gift before the wedding with an extremly long card thanking her with the gift. Then making a general announcement thanking the people who have helped make this day special with her at the top of the list.


Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are in the same boat. My parents gave us $10,000 for our wedding and FI’s parents haven’t given us anything. I know his parents have less financial freedom than my parents and i don’t want them to feel bad because they didn’t contribute financially to the wedding but, i do feel my parents deserve some sort of recognition or gift. I am thinking after the wedding we are going to sell some things like the dress, linens and centerpieces. Also with a cash bar we should make some money back. With that all that said i would like to get them a vacation to hawaii or something because they never had a honeymoon and we are having one and it doesn’t seem fair after all they have done for us and the wedding. So my idea is a vacation for them as a present in return for all the help.

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Same thing here, and I have no idea! 🙂 My mom and her hubby gave us $4k and it will likely be the only contribution besides our own. I’d love more ideas.

Post # 8
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I’m just going to put a little note in my programs thanking my mother for all of her hard work. I’ve been trying to plan my wedding in NY from NC and she did all of the legwork for me. She states I’m just lucky that she broke her arm because it freed her up to make all of those phone calls. So I think I’ll thank her and my stepdad in the program for all they’ve done and then make a little thank you speech for all involved.

FI’s parents haven’t made any contributions to the wedding but they did pay for our honeymoon. Would it be out of line not to do some sort of tribute to them? Of course we’ll buy them a nice gift and thank them but I dont’ feel it’s appropriate to do so in the setting of our wedding?

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