How to NOT go broke buying thank you gifts?

Hi Ladies,


Ok, so I know it's expected that the bride and groom get their bridesmaids and groomsmen a little gift to say thank you. But I know alot of you on here are planning on giving gifts to your parents too. My FI has been married before and he said he's never heard of giving parents a gift, only the bridal party. But I feel feel kind of bad not getting all our parents something to say thank you for helping us both money-wise and with throwing rehearsal dinners and whatnot. But it would be so easy to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts and we just don't have that. This wedding is costing us twice what we planned. So, what to do?


What and to whom are you giving gifts? Thanks.


Oh BTW- we already planned on giving the parents(my mom, his dad and step-mom and his mom and step-dad) a book of our wedding photos once we get them back from the photographer.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:36 am
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Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:42 am
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I am planning on making two photo albums for the parents and giving them framed pics of the wedding.

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:43 am
HolyMolyMatrimony
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You could make a wedding album for them (but you'd have to give it to them AFTER the wedding obviously!) My Publisher has a buy one get one free code- which would be good for you!  Were planning on doing this for them and just getting them something small to give AT the actual rehearsal dinner...


Dads custom cufflinks & Cigar- (Romeo & Juliet ones thanks to Justanotherbridezillas idea)


Moms- something from the actual chapel since they have a gift shop... Like we got his mom a custom painted ornament, etc. bla bla


- HMM :)


 

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 11:55 am
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Those are great ideas. I hadn't thought about including baby/childhood pics in the album. I like that! It's sad that after 4 years together, we don't have all that many photos of us together. We're not really a huge photo taking couple. And we didn't do e-pics. But we will have LOTS when we're married.


Thanks again for the ideas!

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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