Originally when I proposed to my fiance, we planned on having a courthouse wedding and maybe a dinner back my MIL's house with the good news. But, once we announced we were getting married my MIL got so excited and started asking a million questions about the reception and where the ceremony will be, and I realized that the wedding isn't really just about the couple. Its also about family and friends who want to celebrate these moments with you through this landmark in life.
After gently explaining to my MIL we were going to have to put off the wedding due to some financial difficulties she said she understood. After dinner she came to me and put her hands to my face then kissed my check, and whispered in my ear, "I'll pay for your reception." I looked at her befuddled finding myself at a loss of words. She took my hands in hers then smiled and said, "It really is okay."
So, this wonderful woman has not only warmly welcomed me into her family but now she is going to generously pay for a modest reception I could not have afford on my own. She has shown nothing but kindness to me and has slowly become the mother I never had growing up. She is always offering to lend a hand in planning the wedding and will do just about anything to make sure the wedding goes smoothly.
In response to all her overwhelming kindness and support, I wanted to get her a special gift that shows how grateful we are for everything that she has done. I am already getting a special corsage for her at the wedding and plan to give a short speech thanking her making this wedding possible. I'm wondering what are some good gift ideas for such a special lady? And is it inappropriate giving a gift to a MIL?