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Parents of the Bride/Groom Gifts????

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#1 ChelseaCat802

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    Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:17 AM

    We're having a very difficult time deciding on what to do for our parents. We paid for the wedding ourselves, but they helped out whenever they could so we definitely want to recognize that, but nothing too big or traditional! What did other brides do?

    #2 SkyHighT100

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      Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

      I'm curious about this as well. We are paying for the majority of our wedding ourselves. We originally were going to elope, but after my grandparents passed away earlier this year it turned into a full on wedding, lol. We are having less then 40 people and spending a total of roughly $5.000 for everything. My mother has helped a bit financially for our wedding, picking up about half of the tab, which was amazing. Neither set of my other halfs family has chipped in, nor did we expect them to knowing their financial status. I'm a bit lost as to what to do for gifts, if anything at all. 


      For my mother I am embroidering a handkerchief and bought her a bracelet from the same set as my bridal jewelry. I will be doing the same for his mom, but with a necklace instead of a bracelet. I want to do something more for my mom, but just can't think of anything. And then there is his dad and step mom, I haven't done anything for them and frankly don't know if I should. This stuff is hard, lol.

      #3 sharmer

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      Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

      I think it's more important to have a thoughtful gift than an expensive one. I'm probably doing a picture frame for my dad (my mom passed) that says, today a bride, tomorrow a wife, forever your sweetie (his nickname for me). and putting in a nice picture (or waiting till we get one back from the wedding). 

      #4 SkyHighT100

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        Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

        Love that idea! I also saw a good idea on another post where you make a photo book for the parents when you get the pro pics. I think we will definitely be doing this.

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