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Do the parents of the bride also pay for the wedding and give a gift
I am the step mom of the bride, and her mom and I have talked about weather or not we are to give them a gift, between her mom myself and her dad we will have spent about $12,000, should we also give a gift

Married: 06/07/2008
Posted On: Mar 23, 2008 at 10:12 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 09/06/2009
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Mar 23, 2008 at 12:32 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I don't think that you HAVE to give your step daughter and your FSIL a gift, especially considering that you are helping to pay for the wedding. But if you want to give them a gift (anything ranging from a small token of your love to a major purchase), give something from the heart. I'm sure they will be getting all the hand towels that they need, so they would really appreciate something with sentimental value. My best friend and her husband got a decorative marriage certificate box from his parents as a gift, and they loved the idea of keeping their marriage certificate in a special place from a special person.

Married: 07/06/2007
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Mar 23, 2008 at 5:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I dont think a gift is expected from them, especially if your are contributing financially. My parents and MIL helped us out so much. As long as you are there emotionally, financially and physically(to help) than you are straight. Its really up to you, but dont feel obligated to.

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