Post # 1
to give your parents (both as the parents of the groom and bride) their presents from both the bride and groom as a couple, rather than 2 gifts individually? especially if the gifts are expensive?
thoughts? i thought not only would this maybe be acceptable if the gift was expensive, but could be cute because it could be “the first gift given as husband and wife.” however, i don’t want to be seen as being cheap.
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
I guess I just don’t want it to look like we’re not trying to buy as many gifts or we are trying to be cheapskates, if that makes sense. I want to buy my mom and dad something each from Tiffanys and last night my FH was asking me what he should buy them. I thought it might be nice for both of us to gift the Tiffany’s presents to my parents along with heartfelt notes, and then also give his parents something nice from us as well (personalized monogrammed wedding album, etc.)
Post # 5
It’s common practice where I live.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
- 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
it’s more thoughtful than anyone could ever think of
Post # 12
I’m with @dgirl715 multiple gifts is overkill. They should just be happy to be a part of your day!
Post # 13
We brought back gifts from our honeymoon for our parents. For example- handmaid jewelry from spain and Italy for our moms.
Post # 14
A wedding gift from the couple to the parents is very appropriate and typical.