Post # 1
My parents are hosting FH’s and my wedding reception, and despite all the tug-of-war that’s been going on, we want to show them just how appreciative we are of their generosity. We were thinking a heartfelt note and a framed photo, but is it traditional to get the mother/parents of the bride a gift the way it is to buy gifts for the bridesmaids, say, or for the couple to exchange gifts pre-ceremony?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202
You don’t have to gift your parents anything, nor do you have to gift your partner anything. It’s a sweet gesture, but it’s not a requirement!
Post # 4
Indeed, Thank You Presents for the Parents are a nice gesture, but certainly not required.
Your idea sound lovely, with the framed photo of the two of you.
My first wedding (circa 1980) we bought BOTH sets of Parents the “Parent’s Photo Album” (smaller than a B&G album, in that it holds 5×7 OR 4×6 Photos) that the Photographer was offering.
Remember that they weren’t cheap… but they were much appreciated by our families.