Originally Posted by daniepps
I thought you only gave parents gifts if they contributed
Sorry if I'm no help.
No. Thanks for your insight. I really wanted to get my mom something nice because she's doing my bridal shower and she bought my dress. That alone was thousands of dollars although she didn't directly contribute to the wedding. FI's parents on the other hand have not contributed at all but from what I'm hearing they plan to give us a lump sum of money for a wedding gift
Instead of getting something tangible to carry to Mexico, you could always look into getting them something there. Bottle of wine, massage, candle light dinner...
This is an amazing suggestion! I think I may get my mom a massage the day of the wedding. Thanks for the suggestion!
Originally Posted by taylorwd
Sorry, I'm with Danielle on this one. Our parents didn't contribute to your wedding, so we didn't give formal gifts. However, we did pay for my mom's trip, so I think that would count as a gift! I bet AmyKH will be lots of help in this area
That was DEFINITELY a gift....and a good one at that!
Originally Posted by MaggieandJay
My Grandparents are getting a engraved picture frame with one of our wedding photos in it
Hope that helps!
Thanks. I may do this in addition to the massage.
Originally Posted by TLGnhci
A personalized handkerchief with something sweet is a nice gift for a mom, I think. )
I actually bought one for each of our mothers from Oriental Trading but they were like $5 so I kinda wanted to do something in addition.
Originally Posted by msmarmar123
We'll probably do that for this too...my mom has already contributed...we still don't have a clue what FI's parents are giving (they say they are...but......) regardless if they are giving us wedding money..they are paying to travel to the wedding..so..in a way that its kind of contributing...and i feel worthy of some small token of thanks.
I agree. I am a big gift giver and I would have given them something regardless of their contribution. However, I feel my mom is entitled to something bigger than his parents because not only did she surprise me and pay for my dress, she has been doing a lot of the running around and crafty projects that I dream up. In their defense, FI's parents did offer to pay for a rehearsal dinner. However, I have to laugh at this because it's an all-inclusive resort but whatever I guess.
Originally Posted by msmarmar123
Meredith...she had some pics of white chair covers with dark purple bows...looked SO GOOD...I will email you that in a minute...
Loved the pic! Even though I second guess myself about my color choice sometimes, everytime I see it I get happy. Crazy, I know.
Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach
Meredith...check out Etsy and see what they have as far as personalized address books. They have a wide array of nice ones there that you can have personalized in every way imaginable. I am 100% positive that all of my gifts to the parents, BM's, and GM's will come from that site.
Thanks! I'm going to check it out tonite.
Originally Posted by amybermuda
Full disclosure: DH and I are pretty anti-gifts. We'd rather go on vacation or out to eat than buy each other stuff.
I would rather vacation also but FI is pretty big on gift giving and I have to admit he's pretty good at it so sometimes I just submit. Lol! He wasn't planning on getting his parents anything and asked me if it was customary and I wasn't sure. I just felt like it would be wrong to present my mom with a gift (we plan to do it at our cocktail party) and not give his parents anything.