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Did you get your parents a present 'for' your wedding?

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#1 Daybreak

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:21 PM

Looking at wedding checklists, I've noticed some of them mention presents for the parents, and I hadn't thought about it at all. Is it still 'the done thing' to get your parents a present?
Did you do it? If so, what did you get?
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

Sorry, I picked "other" as I honestly can't remember. biggrin.gif We were married 6 years ago though. I would hope that we did buy them something as a thank you for their financial contribution. We had saved enough to pay for the whole wedding but then both our sets of parents made contributions towards the day. I've been wracking my brain to think of what we might have given them though. I hope I didn't forget to give them something...

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:38 PM

I did. Both our parents contributed financially and were very supportive during the planning of our wedding.

I bought DH's parents watches, and my parents a trip on an old fashioned steam train and night at a B&B.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

We didn't give our parents presents however, we paid for our entire wedding without any financial contributions from anyone nor help for that matter, not that we asked.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

No, we didn't. And to be honest, it was something I never even thought of. sad.gif

Both our sets of parents contributed small amounts of money towards our wedding, it was not asked for, they offered.

They were all thanked in our speeches tho, so we did acknowledge them!

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:11 PM

I haven't though about that either. What about giving them a framed photo from the wedding? If you want to give them something on the day, pick a nice frame with an IOU to fill it with your favourite photo.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:51 PM

I voted no, we didn't.

Both sets of parents contributed financially, and to be honest, I think both sets would have been annoyed had we spent money on them - it would kind of have defeated the purpose, and been like they were buying their own presents.

We did buy copyright on our wedding photos and gave each set a copy of the cd though, so they didn't have to pay for photos.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:22 PM

Yes we did. Neither assisted in the planning & we paid for it entirely. I guess it was more a gift of acknowledgement and thanks that we were marrying the product of their love.

We gave both mothers an embroidered handkerchief with a little poem (thanking them for the man/woman I love...) and the wedding date. And we bought them something else ... I just can't think what ph34r.gif

We also gave them mini albums and DVDs afterwards.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

No we didn't. Neither set of parents are gift giving/receiving type people so it would have been odd.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:13 PM

We are getting both sets of parents a "parent" album which is a smaller version of our album in its own case. I am also thinking of doing something special for my parents as they are actually contributing towards the wedding - they have been really supportive, mum has done a lot of the planning/organising and they are also paying for the wedding. I also want to thank them for everything they have done for me up to this point.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

I really can't remember, though I did buy my mum a new perfume set, as she commented that she liked one I was wearing, so I brought it for her especially on the day.

TBH though, I doubt they cared or noticed. We did give each set of parents a wedding album after our wedding later on though, as well as a copy of the dvd.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:33 AM

We did. DH father got a camera and his mum actually didnt get anything. His family are not the present giving type and I told him his parents were his responsibility and he didnt do anything about it apart from buying his dads camera duty free on our way to our honeymoon. I gave my parents presents, then again my parents paid for 90% of our wedding and it wasnt a cheap wedding. I gave my dad cufflinks from Tiffanys & my mum a charn from Tiffanys. Dad gave me the money to buy her the Tiffanys return to bracelt for her birthday whilst we were on our honeymoon. I also gave my parents embroided hankies I found on Etsy that they are having framed and I gave mum a gorgeous wedgewood tea cup as dads cufflinks were a lot more than her charm.

After our wedding I bought really nice corbin & blair albums from djs and printed our professional photos (we had the disc within 3 weeks of our wedding) on matt paper with borders and then put them in to the black matted albums. The albums are gorgeous and came out amazing. I was able to do each album for each set of parents with either more of DH or myself. They both love there albums.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:48 AM

We didn't really get our parents presents as such...
Although we did buy each set a bunch of flowers which we presented to them at our church after we'd signed the register & the music was still playing.. they both totally unexpected it, but both cried when they got it! It was lovely & a great way to make sure that we got some one on one time with our parents immediately after we became husband & wife smile.gif

Oh, and we also gave them a copy of the DVD of our wedding & will be making them up an album once we get our album smile.gif
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:42 AM

We didn't buy our parents anything. Like others, we paid for everything ourselves.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:41 AM

I voted yes, because we I'm sure we did, and it took me a while to think of what it was (I was married nearly 6 years ago). Both sets of parents contributed both time and money towards our wedding.

Our photographer included a picture for each set of parents in his package, so I think we gave them that ph34r.gif

Honestly, I think the best thing I could've done for mum and MIL was to include them as much as I did. Mum loved it as she loves party planning, and MIL loved it because she felt part of it rather than 'just turning up like a guest to her own son's wedding like so many of her friends have' (her words).


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