I hope that this is the appropriate forum for various questions. I also don't know if the answers vary in different areas of the country. We are located in the Northeast. I realize there is no "should" but I would like to know what is most accepted. I will say we are so happy with the bride-to-be and her parents. We can't wait to celebrate together!
First, I have general gift questions. Is it customary for the parents of the groom to give an engagement gift? Although we are approaching the wedding, we did not give an engagement gift, so that ship has sailed. Also, I am making the bridal shower (mostly because of convenience of location) and anticipate approximately 30 guests. The MOB is bringing a small gift to the shower, but said she plans to see what they still need afterwards. Should I bring a gift to the shower and, if so, do I need to be worried if I bring a bigger gift? I don't want to insult the MOB. Finally, all of the parents are paying for the wedding. Should we also give a wedding gift?
Also, is it customary for the parents of the groom to give a gift to the bride before the wedding?