Are people buying their parents gifts to say thank you for contributing to the wedding funds? If yes what kind of ideas do you'd all have in mind?
I'm an older bride but if I gave either of my children a boost towards their wedding funds I would be slightly irritated if they spent any of it on a gift for me. A card or letter (being something I could keep) with a genuine thank you would be perfect for me.
I will be buying my Mum a bracelet that matches the one I will be wearing on the day. I will be buying my dad some cufflinks to wear
We got ours engraved vases in our wedding colours from a local glass blower x
We bought my parents theatre tickets to see Dream Girls xx
My mother in law will be presented with a big bouquet on the day that the florist doing the wedding flowers is arranging xx
You buy gifts for the parents to thank them for raising the people you have become, not for contributing financially to the wedding. We bought an engraved whiskey glass for my dad and the traditional bouquets of flowers for our mums x
Hi yes we are but don't know what yet :)
I got my dad cufflinks, personalized hanky and a whisky glass with a small bottle of whiskey and I got my mum a personalized hanky Pandora necklace candle champagne glass that was personalized and a small bottle of rose champagne xx hope these help happy wedding planning
I've seen two lovely framed poem (one for mums and one for Dads) that I'll probably get them. Then I'll alsp probably get them something engraved - maybe a vase or something.
Depending on your budget and their interests, I think experience days are a nice idea xx
Even if your parents haven't contributed to your wedding, you still buy them thank you gifts for all their help and support x
We bought my mum a pandora ring (she had been asking for it for a while) and my dad an engraved glass (as he likes a drink) we then bought others (like my nan & dads partner) a smashing money box as we love them and think they make a great pressie 👍🏻 x
I gave my mum a gift bag on the morning of my wedding like the bridesmaids - nice bracelet, little bottle of wine and a couple of other bits and pieces. I got my dad some socks and cufflinks.
The gift for the parents I've always thought of as being a thank you for raising you to be the people you are today.
If you base the gifts on what contribution each has made to the wedding you run the risk of then deciding one set of parents have contributed more so deserve a "better" thank you.
Yep buying the parents and best man and bridesmaids gifts. I've got these cute little angel pins for the bridesmaids and mothers. I've also got photo frames for the mother's, mirrors and a tote/shopping bag to put them all in :)
We are going to do gifts but not quite sure what yet x
It's a thank you for all they have done for you over the years not for their contribution x
Our parents aren't contributing anything towards our wedding, but I will be buying my dad & father in law a gift, my h2b is going to buy both our mums flowers, but that's about it X
I got this for my dad and a wine glass for my mum (eBay) as well as cufflinks, Hankie for the day and jewellery for mum for the day. Also flowers for mum xxx