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parents of the bride giftsm help!

help! my parents are giving us $15,000 for our wedding and paying for my shower and rehearsal dinner ! i really want to give them nice thoughtful gifts not just some cheap trinket that says "mother of the bride" or "father of the bride" i got my dad a photo frame with our song lyrics engraved in it and i got my mom a custom hand stamped bracelet that says "All that i am i owe to you, mom" 
any other meaningful ideas i can get them? my mom has some pretty expensive diamond jewelry so i don't want to get her any other jewerly because she wouldn't really wear it or if she did it would to be nice to me lol

Re: parents of the bride giftsm help!

  • kaytipie said:
    help! my parents are giving us $15,000 for our wedding and paying for my shower and rehearsal dinner ! i really want to give them nice thoughtful gifts not just some cheap trinket that says "mother of the bride" or "father of the bride" i got my dad a photo frame with our song lyrics engraved in it and i got my mom a custom hand stamped bracelet that says "All that i am i owe to you, mom" 
    any other meaningful ideas i can get them? my mom has some pretty expensive diamond jewelry so i don't want to get her any other jewerly because she wouldn't really wear it or if she did it would to be nice to me lol

    I would write them a really lovely letter, something heartfelt about how much they mean to you. 
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  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    My parents paid for our entire wedding and my Mom helped out with my shower.  I did not get them any presents.  What I did do was write them a very heartfelt thank you note, told them that I loved them very much and gave them lots of hugs.  I know my parents and I know that a gift wouldn't have meant nearly as much as me telling them that I appreciate them and that I love them.  And really no gift that I could have bought would have been able to express how grateful I was for not only their contribution to the wedding, but for raising me and always being there for me.

  • beachyone15beachyone15 TEXAS (the home of my exes) member
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    We also wrote our parents nice letters. In addition to that, after we got our pictures back, we made each set of parents a photo album of the day which they loved!


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  • arrrghmateyarrrghmatey member
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    My parents are also contributing to our wedding, and my mom made it perfectly clear to me that all she wanted int return from us was a nice photo album from our wedding. I'll also write them a nice letter of gratitude to go with the photo album. We are going to do the same for FI's parents.
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  • levioosalevioosa Southern California member
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    Another vote for a heartfelt letter.  Anyone can buy a cool gift.  A deep and thoughtful letter really lets them know you took time to appreciate them.  Also, it's kind of awkward to get a large gift specifically for the wedding and then spend a large chunk of it on a gift back to them. It kind of defeats the purpose of the gift.  They obviously gave it to you for a reason, and I'm sure it wasn't so you could buy them a super expensive gift back.  I like the letter and photo album idea too.  


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  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    I like the letter and photo album ideas.  You don't need to give expensive gifts to your parents beyond those.
  • HedgehogMama2016HedgehogMama2016 Alberta member
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    I've been working on filling this book out for my mom & I know she is going to love it. I agree with PP that it's more about the heartfelt sentiment than the cost. The book is less than $20, but it's taking me months to fill it all out and she is going to cry ALL the tears. 

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/books/mom-i-ve-always-wanted-to-tell-you
  • Write a very meaningful letter! I did go to Wal-Mart and found a cute photo/canvas with a saying about family and attached the card to that. No matter how much they spend nothing is as sweet at a hand written letter!
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