(Closed) What did your inlaws give you for the wedding?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What did the inlaws give you for the wedding?

    An empty card.

    A monetary gift or giftcard.

    A gift off our registry.

    A gift not off our registry.

    They paid for a portion or all of our wedding, so that was our gift.

  • Post # 17
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Even though Mr. PG’s parents are divorced, they are both equally generous. Both are giving a little for the wedding (every little bit helps!), hosting the rehearsal dinner…and the future MILs have attended both of my showers and (against my request not to, because they’ve already done enough!) brought us gifts off of our registry.

    I am extremely thankful!!


    Post # 18
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My FIL’s are paying for the rehearsal dinner, as well as the groomsmen’s accomodations. But the most amazing gift is a brand new washer and dryer for our new house. When they told us they were almost apologetic, saying "we know it’s not very exciting". Meanwhile I was dancing around the living room like a lunatic because our current washer dryer is about 300 years old and sounds like it’s trying to take off into space when it’s on spincycle. I’m a very lucky girl to have such sweet and thoughtful inlaws!

    Post # 19
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    Mother-In-Law didn’t give us a gift, but Father-In-Law paid for our photography, Rehearsal Dinner and the honeymoon.

    Post # 20
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    My Inlaws paid for the rehersal dinner *and* gave us our kitchenaid stand mixer! I’m seriously in love with that thing!

    Post # 21
    43 posts
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My in-laws (whom I love dearly!!!) gifted us with 15,000 to use for our rehersal dinner, videographer and our Honeymoon…what is left will be put into a high yield account to save for our new house.

    Post # 22
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    I voted that the inlaws gave us a monetary gift. Mother-In-Law gave us money. Father-In-Law gave us money and paid for our entire honeymoon! It was DisneyWorld magic!

    Post # 23
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My Future In-Laws are hosting our rehersal dinner (which I was just told will be amazing as its a surprise), buying our flowers… and my Father-In-Law is going to marry us!!

    They also have helped us with sending invitations, decorations, etc…

    My mother has given us $500 towards the reception & $500 towards my accessories.. my father is paying for our transportation…

    Post # 24
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    My in-laws did contribute money towards the reception, but also gave us a beautiful digital picture frame (not from our registry).

    Post # 25
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    My in-laws paid for our rehearsal dinner, co-hosted the brunch the next day with my parents, and also gave us a beautiful gift of filling out the antique silver set that my husbands grandmother had given him several years back.  It was a partial set, and his parents filled out the rest and bought us some extra serving pieces.  It was VERY generous and so thoughtful!

    Post # 26
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    Mother-In-Law & Father-In-Law gave us a card. They said they were going to give us a gift as well but I have yet to see it. Mother-In-Law also did not bring a gift to my shower either (which was a lunch hosted and prepared with a significant cost in terms of money and time by my mom and her friend). I should also note that 10 of MILs friends/family attended as well.

    My SIL and her husband gave us nothing. She was in the wedding and I paid all of her expenses but she did not help out or attend the shower or bachelorette party and did practically nothing for the wedding.

    Good times…..

    Post # 27
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    My in-laws paid for our rehearsal dinner and gave us $500 towards the wedding. My Mother-In-Law initially offered to pay for the flowers, but once she realized they would be in the thousands, she gave me $500 towards them. In their card, they also gave us $1,000 and a very nice decantur. My in-laws are not very well off, so this was more than what we expected from them.

    My Brother-In-Law is also not very well off either, but gave us $500 as a wedding gift. He was my husband’s best man, and helped to arrange and pay for his bachelor party (they went to a Phillies game).  

    Post # 28
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    My in-laws have been exceptionally generous.  They are paying for the rehearsal dinner and day after brunch as well as our honeymoon in Paris (including spending money).  So far they have also given us a gorgeous and expensive shower curtain from Anthropologie, towels, crystal champagne glasses, wine, a set of regular wine glasses from Romania, a couple of cookbooks, and some kitchen items from our registry. 

    Post # 29
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    Wow. I’m starting to feel even worse off after reading everyone else’s responses!

    Post # 30
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    The ILs gave us a lump sum to pay for the wedding plus honeymoon. Any money we didn’t spend would be kept for our savings. They also gave us some pieces that were given to them when my hubby was born (Asian culture). His relatives were also generous. The thing that I appreciated the most though was "Welcome to the family!" after our recessional. 🙂

    Post # 31
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My in-laws are crazy.  They are paying for 1/3 of the wedding (my fiance and I are paying for 1/3, and my parents are paying 1/3).  In addition, they are giving us a separate gift of $65k (yes ridiculous), insist upon paying for half of our honeymoon ($2k) and to top it all off, my Future Mother-In-Law bought me a Louis Vutton handbag.  We’ve tried to refuse and they won’t relent.  Words simply can’t describe how much I appreciate their generosity!

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