wondering about gifts for parents (etiquette)
Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:59 AM
My parents are paying for our DW so obviously I want to get them something REALLY, REALLY special. His mom is his only parent invited to the wedding and we are paying for her to come. Are we still required to give her a gift? I'm not really sure what to do in this situation. Do you only give gifts to parents who help pay for the wedding? Is that the etiquette? Or do you get them something for being your parent (as silly as that may sound)? I am really not too sure what to do.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:05 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:08 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:09 PM
As for your parents helping that's a tricky situation, but whatever you do decide I would do it privately so his mom won't feel slighted even though her trip is paid for.
Or if it's a known thing and "okay", you can annouce at the rehersal dinner what you gave each of them and how your wedding wouldn't have been possible without their support.
Traditional ways of the brides family paying are very uncommon now a days, so I think it's necessary to thank all who contributed.
Hope that helps. In terms of the gift...I'm at a loss
Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:05 AM
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 05:53 PM
Also, at the wedding, we had visors made for the two dads that said "Father of the Bride/Groom" for the men's golf outing before the wedding, and had personalized handkerchiefs made for the moms (they loved these!). We're also going to be making photo books for all the parents (these will probably be a Christmas gift).
Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:44 AM
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