(Closed) is it tacky…

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
4798 posts
Honey bee

Typically, I’ve only ever seen each individual person give their own parents a gift anyway.  Kind of a “thanks for raising me and helping me become who I am today” kind of thing.  Or a gift from the couple thanking them for wedding contributions.  None of my friends have ever gotten their in-laws a gift just from them alone.

Post # 3
3724 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My husband and I gave our parents a gift certificate for a night out at a fancy restaurant. I’m not sure why it would be tacky to gift it as a couple. 

Post # 5
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s common practice where I live.

Post # 6
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I’ve never heard of anyone in my area giving individual gifts to the parents. Couples here just give one gift to the parents of the bride and one gift to parents of the groom

Post # 7
1017 posts
Bumble bee

It’s traditonally 1 gift to the parents, either given by the couple together or by the adult child.  


Don’t go crazy with the bride buying a gift for her mom, her dad, his mom, his dad, step-parents and vice versa. It’s overkill. 

Post # 8
21 posts

I don’t think it’s tacky at all, but my views on wedding etiquette are kind of nontraditional anyway.  I’m not sure what the norm is honestly, and I guess it varies by location from what others have said.

Post # 9
9963 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We bought gifts for our parents jointly.  We got them the same gift, even though one contributed significantly more than the other.  To us, we wanted to start everything on the same footing so we jointly selected a gift which we jointly gifted. 

Post # 10
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We have our parents couple gifts, that is totally acceptable in our families don’t know if it’s tacky or not 

Post # 11
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

it’s more thoughtful than anyone could ever think of

Post # 12
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m with @dgirl715 multiple gifts is overkill. They should just be happy to be a part of your day!

Post # 13
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We brought back gifts from our honeymoon for our parents.  For example- handmaid jewelry from spain and Italy for our moms.  

Post # 14
13792 posts
Honey Beekeeper

A wedding gift from the couple to the parents is very appropriate and typical. 

Post # 15
38 posts
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Vineyards

Go for it, not tacky!

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