Not sure if this is the place for my two-part question, but here goes.
Our wedding ceremony will be private including only us, our officiant, and eleven guests with a celebration at a later date with friends/family. My MOH and his best man will not actually be standing up with us, purchasing special attire, or throwing any of the traditional parties (showers, etc). They will be our official witnesses and sign our marriage certificate. Do we give them gifts? FI says no, but it doesn't feel right to me to give them nothing.
Part 2: FMIL will be addressing the invitations to the wedding celebration. She does calligraphy so they'll be pretty
. I'd like to give her a small token of thanks (again FI says no, but I think we should). Any ideas? She doesn't drink so wine is a no-go. She doesn't need anything (the woman is a shopaholic). I'm stumped and FI is giving no help because he thinks these gifts are not necessary. As a side note, we are planning to give photo albums to both his parents and my mom after the wedding and I've been working on a scrapbook for my mom as a special present just for her. I appreciate any advice.