Post # 1
We are paying for everything ourselves, so do we give gifts to the parents?
I kind of want to, I’m just having a problem figuring it out. I think I’m going to get my mom a nice personalized handkerchief with something like “To dry your tears as you have always dried mine” on it. I could get the mother of the groom similar, only saying “thank you for raising your son to be the man of my dreams.” My dad is… not invovled, and not important.
What do you get the grooms dad!!??!! Should I get them a joint gift?
Post # 3
We got both our dads a pocket watch from Things Remembered. They LOVED them. They have a ton of neat things there and it doesn’t have to be engraved it you don’t want to.
Post # 4
We took both sets of parents to a nice dinner the next evening to say thank you. We also got them copies of our wedding viedo. Both sets of parents specifically said that we need not worry about gifts but we at least wanted to do a thank you dinner as his parents covered the rehearsal dinner (and travelled from Boston to San Diego for the wedding) and my parents paid for the entire wedding.
Post # 5
We are just going to give them a parent album from our wedding.
Post # 6
If I was paying for the wedding myself I wouldn’t get them a gift.
Post # 7
Wait? You give the parent’s gifts? Did not know this lol. As a thank you for buying and helping make some of the decor my parents names are going on the invitations lol. But if you paid for the wedding yourself, I see no reason to give them a gift. If they did a lot of unpaid labor, then the dinner mentioned above seems like a good idea 🙂