No gifts for parents - in poor taste?
Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:30 AM
Myself and FI had this discussion the other day, my mum is dead and my dad lives on the other side of the world and won't be coming to the wedding. His step-dad is dead and his mother has re-married (long story!!). They are contributing nothing to the wedding and if I had my way she wouldn't even be going lol
So I've said if he wants to buy his mother a gift he can do it himself cause I am defo not. We don't like each other and I refuse to spend a penny on her as she will only whinge anway.
So i think its a matter of personal preference, its a token of thank you and I'm sure they'll be grateful for something small that was personal other than some grand gesture.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:32 AM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:55 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:17 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:35 PM
I agree that a heartfelt note and a photobook after the wedding would be a great gift!
Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:53 PM
What we did was have a nice 8x10 picture frame personalized with our names, date, etc. & put a picture of us from the wedding. We gave them these after we came back from our trip. There's an option that's reasonably priced & sentimental.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:28 PM
| Originally Posted by Helen_S81 |
My opinion, I'd rather my daughter and her FI *not* buy me a gift. My daughter is pretty good about making cards and writing thoughtful things in them for us. I'd love some photo's put together in a book though
My mom doesn't typically like me to buy her stuff. She likes me to make her stuff, write a sweet note/ card & give her pictures. If I gave her an expensive gift at the wedding, I don't think she'd be too thrilled. But, I know she will be expecting pictures.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:51 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:55 PM
| Originally Posted by timelsel |
As a MOB who is paying for the wedding, I do not expect a gift. After all, it's not my wedding. I want the bride and groom to receive the gifts, not the parents! (But a photobook is always nice, Mandy!)
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