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

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What did the inlaws give you for the wedding?
    An empty card. : (9 votes)
    10 %
    A monetary gift or giftcard. : (29 votes)
    32 %
    A gift off our registry. : (11 votes)
    12 %
    A gift not off our registry. : (9 votes)
    10 %
    They paid for a portion or all of our wedding, so that was our gift. : (32 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    My in-laws were super generous.  They paid for half of the wedding AND bought us a quite expensive gift off of our registry. 

    Their generosity never ceases to amaze me.  

     

    Post # 33
    Member
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2020

    My in-laws are incredibly generous. They are paying for a huge amount of the wedding. I don’t really expect any gifts but knowing them there will be some. The other day Future Father-In-Law gave us $1,000 because he made extra money consulting and wanted to share.

    My parents generosity blows my mind. I’m almost embarassed by how much they are paying for the wedding AND they bought our honeymoon flights to Italy. If my mom splurges for my shower I’ll kill her

     

    Post # 34
    Member
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    wow! you girls are lucky! my in-laws have not offered to pay for anything-and yet keep increasing their guest list (which I continue to cut!!) I was under the impression that it may be a cultural thing with his parents (in his culture you basically make all your money back from the wedding plus extra) with that being said, we are having a traditional American wedding, not one of his culture. I understand not being able to help out, I completely get that-but please limit the spending (guest list..yada yada..)when it is my fiance and I who will be paying for it!!

     My parents on the other hand are helping in any way they possibly can and continue to give.

    Post # 35
    Member
    27 posts
    Newbee

    My in-laws have been extremely generous! They attended 3 of our showers and brought gifts from our registry to each. They are also paying for half of the photography and having a casual rehearsal dinner at their home. OH yeah, they’re also paying for a portion of the honeymoon, and we never asked them to pay for anything! They’re really excited and just really like to help out as much as possible 🙂

    Post # 36
    Member
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2020

    We eloped, but when we got back, both sets of parents gave us around 15k a piece to play with and use for house stuff, life, etc. Both sides continue to be generous and even though we all have our issues, we feel very loved by a whole lot of people. My ILs also bought all our All-Clad pots and pans.

    Post # 37
    Member
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    We didn’t get much from my in-laws.  But they don’t have much money.  So it was expected.

    Post # 38
    Member
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My FI’s Mom and her husband have been quite generous. They have offered and helped with some huge purchases for the wedding like our rehearsal dinner, cake, chair covers, etc. They also already purchased quite a few items off our registry as soon as we were engaged. My favorite… my Kitchenaid Mixer !! My parents have also been quite generous! We are truly thankful for their help and blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people.

    Post # 39
    Member
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    My inlaws promised an amount to contribute to the wedding and about 3 weeks before the big day backed out on several thousand promised dollars. What they contributed ended up paying for the VERY scaled back rehearsal dinner I put together once I learned of the financial shortfalls. As for the wedding, we didn’t so much even get an empty card from them. I assume they considered the rehearsal dinner their gift, but seeing as how they INSIST their son get a ridiculous card for every single event in their lives, I was more than surprised they didn’t get us one of the normal horrible cards for the wedding.

    Post # 40
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I voted an empty card, but I’m not even going to get that.  We also have to pay for Future Brother-In-Law and FMIL’s plane ticket and FFIL’s suit.

    Post # 41
    Member
    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2020

    wow! My Future Mother-In-Law gave us the deposit for the photos ($500) for chrismas and I think she was going to give Fiance $ for his birthday but he ended up needing a new cell phone so he got that instead. I have no Idea what she will do for the actual wedding! Some of these are amazing! We are paying for almost everything (my mom is buying the dress) and I am secretly saving for our honeymoon to surprise my groom.

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