Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister’s wedding in March. Our parents aren’t (can’t) pay for the wedding, and their personal expenses for the wedding will be burdensome enough. (It’s a destination wedding.)
For Christmas gifts, it’s really easy to get my mom and sisters gift certificates for nails/spa treatments to use pre-wedding. But I’m stuck as to what to get my dad!
Cuff links came to mind first. This is the first wedding of his FOUR daughters, so they’ll def. get some use! However, I’d prob. get the cheapest ones out there, because I know he could care less about fancy cufflinks. What else could I get?
Investing in a tux or something for all four weddings would def. be wise, but I can’t afford that.
Any ideas for a father of the bride gift that is inbetween the two costs? What all does a man NEED for a wedding?
Post # 3
http://www.overstock.com has tuxes from around $100
They have suits in the same price range.
A new shirt, cufflinks and a tie if he already has a suit he plans to wear.
Does he have a camera? All Dads want pictures of their girls.
Post # 4
Wow, I didn’t know you could get a tux so cheap!
What do y’all think? Is investing in a tux smart for a Dad of four? Or will he be better off renting different tuxes/suits for each wedding? (Is father of the bride supposed to match the groom and groomsmen?)
Any other ideas, bees? What do men need for a wedding besides the tux/suit, shirt, tie, etc?
Post # 5
@RunningHusky: If you’re having a problem affording the tux, you girl’s can’t go in together on it? I agree that cufflinks are a good option. You could get him a gift certificate to a a barber so he can have some pampering on the day of.
Post # 6
aw, the idea of the daughters splitting the tux sounds cute!
Post # 7
I got my dad cufflinks with an engraved box that said “To the first man I ever loved.”
Post # 8
Cufflinks are a good idea. A tux from all of you is a nice idea, too. Even if you just found him comfortable patent shoes that would be really nice. The ones you rent smell and aren’t comfortable to stand in all day!
If it’s a destination wedding you could go the other way with a gift certificate for a couple’s massage for him and your mom, or a fancy dinner.