(Closed) What did you get from your parents and FI’s parents as a wedding gift?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My parents are paying for the wedding so I am not expecting a gift from them.  My FI’s parents can’t really contribute right now, but I would think they would probably just do something off the registry.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine: Honeymoon (not the wedding, though)

His: Money from his dad and a whole Circulon pan set from his mom that we love.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since my parents are paying for a great deal for our wedding I would never expect a gift. I’m really not sure what FI’s parents will do.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my fi’s parents gave us a crap load of money. my parent’s gave us a set amount for the wedding, and said spend what you want and keep the rest (my dad was hoping for a small wedding and pretty much got one). we’ll have a lot left over.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What my parents paid for with the wedding was our gift. My parent’s couldn’t really afford much and I truly understood, so I wasn’t expecting anything. My hubs and I were trying to pay for this by ourselves as much as we could. But what my parents could afford helped us out a great deal. Not to mention they helped out with set-up and my mom was a huge help with my projects. That meant more to us than any monetary help they could provide.

My Mother-In-Law & her hubby gave us money for the wedding in addition to 1K as a gift. Very generous and appreciated. Oh and they gave us at least 1K worth of gifts off the registry as well. My Mother-In-Law was not able to help or give gifts to her children when she was married to their father so this means a lot to her that now she can help out in any way.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My mom got us our entire set of everyday dishes. It was very generous.

His parents got us nothing, which I thought was weird.

Both parents contributed to the wedding costs (the same amount – a small percentage of the overall costs), although his parents are more well off than my mom, so that’s why it was doubly weird.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

My parents are very genrously paying for the wedding. I’m in no way expecting a gift from them, but I know them and they will give us something (probably money).  My FI’s mom is paying for the rehearsal dinner and will probably give us a gift off the registry or money.  My mom has also already bought our everyday dishes and will undoubtly give way too much at my shower.  But being the only child, I can understand their want to give, and I can’t thank them enough for their generosity.  🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

MY Father-In-Law paid for the food and rentals. My Mother-In-Law also contributed a decent chunk of money to the wedding. My parents are not nearly as wealthy as his parents, so I didn’t want them to contribute anything (we paid for the rest of the wedding ourselves). They did get us the pot and pan set we wanted, as well as my Kitchenaide mixer and a few other registry items. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My parents gave us an Eight place setting set of our China. It’s a boxed Mikasa set from Macy’s Mom got a hellava sale on it. I know because I had to help her order it online.

My parents also gave us a set amount for food at the Reception.

His parents picked up the Wine bill at the Reception, we had only beer and wine.

His mom is crocheting us a bedspread, so newlyweds folder for more on that.

His parents also did the Rehersal Dinner.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The wedding (from both of our parents). Definitely not expecting any additional gift.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

they are helping out pay for part of the wedding and they are also currently offering to pay for our closing costs on a house we will hopefully officially own in a couple of weeks, but i haven’t decided if i want to accept the offer or not… they’re already contributing a lot to the wedding, i just feel guilty to accept anything else at this point.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My parents are contributing to the wedding. FI’s dad purchased us a gorgeous dining table set even though the wedding is a couple months away. FI’s mom isn’t really in a position to purchase us anything so I will just be grateful she is a great Future Mother-In-Law.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My parents are pitching in for the wedding, so I didn’t expect a gift.. but I got one!

haha, I just registered for gifts on Williams-Sonoma and was going over the items with my mom on the phone.  My dad realizes what we’re looking at and jokingly says: I call dibs on the oven mitts!  I can swing an  $8 gift! (cheapest thing on reg)

The cute part is that the oven mitt arrived today- and was our first wedding gift!  Lol, I love my parents and will seriously cherish that little oven mitt.  ^_^

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

We paid for both weddings and gowns with accessories & alterations. I paid for all of one bridal shower plus the gifts I gave. Second shower I’m paying for half plus gifts. For Dirty Delete1 we gave a $1000. gift and will do the same for Dirty Delete2. DD1’s inlaws gave $300. for wedding gift,nothing for shower,paid for Rehearsal Dinner.

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