For most couples, your parents are a wonderful support to have during the wedding and the planning stages. But of course your parents are a source of support, love and kindness not just throughout the wedding, but indeed for your entire lives. They’ve been there for all the tears, the laughter, the testing times and the happy times. In short they have been your rock for a large part of your lives and when it comes to finally walking down the aisle, it can be an emotional time for everyone. That’s why it’s a nice idea to get your parents a small token to say thanks. Not just for their support on your wedding day, but for your whole life! Of course that doesn’t mean you have to splash out on something hugely expensive, indeed smaller, more thoughtful gifts often turn out to be the best. Try and take a quiet moment on the morning of the wedding and give your parents these gifts… and have a few tissues at the ready, as it’s likely to be emotional!
As an award winning wedding planner, I’ve helped lots of couples to have the day of their dreams and watched as they celebrated with their parents and loved ones. If you’d like to chat about how I can help plan your big day, then please get in touch. In the meantime, here are some super sweet ideas for wedding gifts for parents.
No matter how ‘together’ you think you are, it’s very likely there will be some happy tears at some point during your wedding day and taking a moment to tell your parents how much they mean to you, can be one of those moments for all of you. So a personalised handkerchief with a heartfelt message on it, is an ideal gift that will also serve a purpose!
Jewellery is always a good call and it doesn’t have to be some super expensive piece either. Instead, why not think about personalised cufflinks or a money clip for your dad with a sweet message on it, or a bracelet or necklace for your mum with the date engraved on it and presented in a personalised box. It’s something that when they wear it, it will remind them of the big day.
A presentation plate is a super idea for a special present to both your parents. Again you can get these hand painted with a special message and it can be hung on the wall or displayed in your parents’ house.
This is a really sweet idea. Why not get some coasters made up for the reception with some words that are a tribute to both of your parents? You could even add in some funny quotes from them too.
Post Wedding Gift
As well as a small heartfelt gift on the wedding day, consider getting some special photos done on the day and present them to your parents after the wedding. For example, you could have a photo where you both hold up a picture of your parents on their wedding day or even recreate your favourite photo from your parents wedding day and present it to them in a frame.