Thanks ladies! I definitely see where you are coming from, but I just have never been Daddy's little girl. For example-my dad just went out and bought my younger sister, who is 22 a new car, just cause, she had one that worked just fine, but won't contribute towards the wedding. My younger sister is Daddy's little girl, it is what it is, but again we just aren't that close. My mom has passed and my dads wife is awful, that's why I had a hard time deciding if I should.... We are going to pay for all the men to deep sea fish, so I think I am ok with that being their gift.
uote name="Allie2012" url="/t/77399/do-you-give-your-parents-gifts-if#post_1714552"] Hey Jamie, My parents are not contributing any money towards our wedding, BUT my mother is hand making beach bags to use as our OOT bags and they are so beautiful and time consuming on her part! So I definitely want to give her a 'thank you' gift. I found a really nice handcrafted jewellery set that will match her dress nicely that is around $50, so I plan on giving that to her. My FI parents are insisting on giving us money towards the wedding even though I told my FI I didn't want them to. I will probably also buy his mom a jewellery set as she doesn't have a daughter, so I know this would mean a lot to her
As for the 'dads' we probably won't get them anything. I honestly think you shouldn't have to buy a gift for anyone, but if someone has done something special then maybe you would want to get them a little thank you gift. [/quote] Lu [quote name="Tia529" url="/t/77399/do-you-give-your-parents-gifts-if#post_1714663"] I definitely don't think you HAVE to get your parents anything, and I have a lot of friends who haven't. I don't think many parents expect to get anything, but I think it would be a very thoughtful gesture to do something special for them. Even if they aren't contributing anything to the cost of the wedding, like my parents, they have still done more for me than I could ever repay them throughout the years. [/quote]