(Closed) parents gifts?

posted 12 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

To be honest I believe we’lll be getting them wedding photos (possibly in the form of a coffee table book) after the wedding. The budget is tight and though I’ve found a few things that I like, we can’t afford to squeeze them in right now.


Post # 4
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i have literally no money to give my parents anything. i talked to my mom and she quickly dismissed the idea, stating that they didnt need gifts.

sooooo…whatever i get, if i get something, will run along the lines of small, inexpensive, and sentimental.

 i’ll be making a photo book for them afterwards as well.

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: March 2008


We struggled with this, because we don’t have a lot of extra money, but my FH, who is British, really wanted to be sure to give his mom a special gift (his dad won’t be making the trip from the UK). The snarky side of me felt like "We’re paying for the wedding, and this is just an added expense we won’t need."

So, we got them jewelry that will match their respective dresses — we spent about $120 on each mom  — we got them necklces, and we took full advantage of the Valentine’s Day sales.

I was really ambivalent about it — I would have preferreed to give them frames — and then wedding photos to go in them — but it was important to him.  


Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Yeah we are broker too – I’m thinking of getting her one of those hankies..

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am a little lost as well…but we have to get my parents something. The issue is that they are the type to just go out and get what they want/need so it is always SOOO hard to buy for them. I think we are going to make a slideshow with pics of us growing up that says thank you at the end. I am also going to get my mom a necklace or a spa day and my dad a wine of the month club membership.

Post # 8
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I have no idea.  We would typically get them pictures, but they are paying for the photography…  We will probably get my mom a nice necklace and earrings to wear to the wedding, and my dad a nice tie, as he will be wearing a suit rather than a tux.

But now I’m wondering about FI’s mom.  Of course either us or my folks will be buying her photos, and we are actually going to offer to pay for her dress and hotel as well (she is on a fixed income).  I hope she won’t feel left out if we don’t get her jewelry as well?  Because that seems somehow excessive to me.  I mean between dress and hotel we will already be spending probably $500, another $300 for a framed photo and album…

Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We are in the same broke boat.  I am working on writing a letter to each set of parents thanking them for their support with the wedding and through my childhood, telling them I love them, etc.  Secretly, I can’t wait to write the one to his parents.  They raised the man of my dreams and took me in like a daughter from the very beginning.  I figure I will give them out at the rehersal dinner because I know they are going to make everyone cry. I also I plan on making them albums after the day as well.  It isn’t much but it feels much more intimate than anything I could buy them.

Post # 10
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We’re not broke, because my parents are paying for the a good chunk of the wedding.  So I really wanted to get them something nice.  But they’re so picky,a nd I just got lectures "privately" from both of them about saving money and not wasting it on unpractical gifts for them.  *_*  I was going to get them a weekend vacation.  But it would have been expensive, and now I’m not sure if they’d like it.  =(

 His parents we’ll probably just get a visa gift card.  They’re not giving us any money, so it doesn’t seem so odd to give them back money.

Post # 11
236 posts
Helper bee

We want to do something personal.  We are thinking of perhaps doing a collage or something of that nature.  Or we may do engraved lockets or somtheing of that nature for the Moms and watched for the Dads.

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