Wedding Etiquette: Do Parents Get Wedding Gifts?

Q: Should my fiance and I purchase wedding gifts for our parents, as we did for our wedding party?

A: Yes. It's such a nice thank-you for all the help they've given you with the wedding -- financial, emotional, and otherwise -- not to mention all the support and love they've given you throughout the years while you were growing up. A personalized photo album of wedding pictures, an amazing picture frame, a gift certificate for a special dinner, a poem you've written, a weekend away -- anything's appropriate, as long as it's personal and within your financial bounds. Take a moment a few days (or hours!) before the wedding to share some private time with your parents and present them with your gift. You might each give your own parents a gift, or you might have the present be from both of you to each set of parents.


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One of the biggest benefits to planning my wedding has been how much closer I've gotten with my mom and dad. They've been there for me every step of the way, and it's meant so much to me. I'd love to recognize them at our wedding rehearsal dinner and honor them with a wedding gift, but will it seem like I'm snubbing my in-laws if I do?

by The Knot