Are y'all giving your parents gifts on your wedding day? I want to give my parents gifts as a thank you for paying for the wedding, but FH parents haven't helped or even offered to help. Should we get gifts for his parents as well?
My parents are paying for majority/all of our wedding so we are going to get them something. Probably something from their favorite brewery lol but my fiance's parents aren't helping and honestly haven't mentioned anything about it lol so we probably won't get them anything. If we get them something it will be small.
According to this article from The Knot, which references their 2017 Real Weddings Study, the Bride's parents contributed 45% to the overall budget and the groom's family contributed 13%. This makes sense, since historically, the bride's parents did most of the heavy lifting when it comes to wedding expenses. It is proper etiquette to present all parents with gifts at the rehearsal dinner, if you're having one. They should all be around the same value. If you want to present your parents with a more substantial gift, perhaps you can do so separately before or after your wedding events.
We got the moms earrings to match their dresses. I surprised them with the earrings during their dress fitting. As for the Dads go, I have no clue. My parents are however paying for our wedding and I plan on taking them out to dinner.
Gifts for parents are not necessary. Though I do not know a parent that would not keep, and reread, a sincere letter of appreciation from the couple. But if you want to give gifts, you may give gifts to one set and not the others. Just do it privately, when the others are not around.
I can't imagine giving my parents something and not his parents. My dad paid for 80% of the wedding, my mom & stepdad paid for 20%, my fiance's father paid for the rehearsal dinner, his mother & stepmother didn't contribute at all. They all received gifts, it was a huge day for everyone.
FH and I are paying for our wedding but we are still giving the parents a gift as a "Thank you for raising us to be who we are" kinda thing
Our parents aren’t paying for anything, and we are gifting them small trinkets. My mom, & FMIL are receiving the same necklaces but one is MOB & the other is MOG. My dad is receiving a cigar cutter that says FOB 10.12.2019 & FFIL is receiving a tie clip that has a cross and says FOG. Most expensive gifts were $28 for the necklaces.
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I should've mentioned FH isn't super close to either parents. He talks to his mom more than his dad but normally only sees both of them at holidays. His relationship with his dad isn't the best, unfortunately.
My FMIL lives out of state, the only thing she has mentioned is for us to have a happy life together and she wants pictures. She isn't able to travel. But, I'm going to have someone do a live feed for her.
We are doing gifts for each set of parents. His parents haven’t helped much (understandable) so we are getting his dad an engraved knife and his mom a nice bracelet. Then I have my bio dad and step mom. I’m also getting them both a knife and a nice bracelet, since my bio mom and step dad are helping most with wedding I’m getting them a little bit more. My mom will be receiving a bracelet, ring, and a necklace. And my step dad will receive a engraved knife and an engraved lighter. All gifts will have a nice thank you card.