Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:43 PM
We also paid for their accommodation the night before and the night of the wedding, as we booked several apartment rooms in a hotel for guests.
We paid for the vast majority of the wedding. My parents offered to pay for my dress and DH's parents offered (but never did ) to pay for the extra guests they invited.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:38 AM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:05 AM
My mum & dad are paying for our hall hire and ceremony set up where as FIL's aren't paying buck-one!
The mothers will be getting a little gift bag filled with their corsage, an embroidered hanky and a bath bomb. I'm going to look at getting my mum a nice pair of earrings and a bottle of wine too (while his mum wont get these extras)
the fathers will also get an embroidered hanky and a little hip flask filled with liquor, along with their button holes. I want to get my dad something extra, but I don't know what. any suggestions?
Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:00 PM
I thought the OP meant general gifts, which I think is unnecessary and highlights the materialistic fixation of the general population. A thank you or acknowledgement in the speech is of course essential, and flowers for the mums are a nice touch. But like another poster said, I especially find gifts pointless if the parents helped pay for the wedding as it's like they bought their own presents.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:07 AM
later separately they both promised to share the champers on our first wedding anniversary -which they did!
and the ice buckets have certainly been used over the last few summers with dinners out on the patios & picnics. we were lucky that DH travelled alot O/S beofre the wedding so the alcohol was duty free.
I don't really think that a present is necessary though it is a lovely, small way to pay tribute to your parents' contribution (finanicial, emotional, etc) to your life so far....
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