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Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:20 pm

I was hoping you girls would have some ideas on what we could buy our parents to say 'thank you' for their kind & generous contributions to our wedding.

I am stumped - i think between looking after a 15months old, working 3 days a week, renovating our front & back yard, planning a wedding etc my mind is cactus :lol: :lol: :lol:

Any suggestions would be muchly appreciated

Chels xx
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:31 pm

i have jsut booked my parents a weekend away in the dandenong ranges at linden cottages and also a dinner of puffing billy oh im jealous i want to go :D
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:34 pm

Im making up an photo album for them or maybe a phto frame with our photo
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:35 pm

his bella bride wrote:
i have jsut booked my parents a weekend away in the dandenong ranges at linden cottages and also a dinner of puffing billy oh im jealous i want to go :D


i like the idea of sending them away for the weekend (my IL's) my parents have been divorced for 20 yearsd they would kill each other if we sent them away :lol: :lol:
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:50 pm

I am thinking of getting them a digital photo frame? Or is that too daggy.

For my mum and FH's mum I bought handmade landscapes which are really similar in design so they would have something to bring them together - if that makes sense.

I also am buying my mum and my BM (and myself) a light cotton robe for the morning of the wedding :)
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:07 pm

As the MOB ( well I will be in March 2009) I can't understand why it is necessary for all of these really expensive thank you gifts for everyone in the wedding party & the parents etc, I don't really expect anything, I feel it is my duty as a parent to help my daughter as much as I can, but a framed photo would be lovely, I don't want anything more than that, other than a thank you & a great big :heart: hug
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:29 pm

I am giving my parents this poem on canvas (with faded photos of me growing up):

Tomorrow is the day, I've dreamed of all my life.
I will then be marrying, becoming my love's wife.
I wanted to tell you how special, you two are to me.
You have made me what I am, and am ready to be.

Tonight I will sleep, with dreams of bygone days,
My loving, carefree childhood, and of my childish ways.
Then I will awake, with dreams of things to come,
What my life will be, and who I will become.

With the morning I will have, emotions flowing free,
I just wanted you to know, I'll need you there with me
Your strength and love will guide me, as I become the bride,
As I start this precious journey, I need you by my side.
I'll always be your daughter, and your love I'll always need,
Though we are starting a new chapter, planting a new seed.
He is my love, my life, my everything to me,
And he will be beside me, as we tackle what will be.

So on the eve of my wedding day, I say these words to you,
Hoping that you realize, you're in everything I do.
Tomorrow I will pledge to him, my very heart and soul,
You have helped to mold me, and he will make me whole
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:34 pm

russa1 wrote:
I am giving my parents this poem on canvas (with faded photos of me growing up):

Tomorrow is the day, I've dreamed of all my life.
I will then be marrying, becoming my love's wife.
I wanted to tell you how special, you two are to me.
You have made me what I am, and am ready to be.

Tonight I will sleep, with dreams of bygone days,
My loving, carefree childhood, and of my childish ways.
Then I will awake, with dreams of things to come,
What my life will be, and who I will become.

With the morning I will have, emotions flowing free,
I just wanted you to know, I'll need you there with me
Your strength and love will guide me, as I become the bride,
As I start this precious journey, I need you by my side.
I'll always be your daughter, and your love I'll always need,
Though we are starting a new chapter, planting a new seed.
He is my love, my life, my everything to me,
And he will be beside me, as we tackle what will be.

So on the eve of my wedding day, I say these words to you,
Hoping that you realize, you're in everything I do.
Tomorrow I will pledge to him, my very heart and soul,
You have helped to mold me, and he will make me whole




That is beautiful, made me shed a tear or two, I am sure they will love it.... :heart:
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:40 pm

OMG

me too. waterworks.

Is that your original, or did you fnd that somewhere. Its absolutely stunning. Do you mind if I use it too??? 8O
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:09 pm

I've just had tears reading that too!!! I could just imagine giving my parents a beautiful card with that written in it! Perfect!
:D
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:13 pm

What a beautiful poem!! I was thinking of a poem for my mum too.... that is just beautiful!!

Unfortuantely my dad passed away at the beginning of the year so I don't really need to think of something for him, however I thought this cute hanky would help my mum get through the day too (she gets a bit emotional!!)

http://www.sweetstarweddings.com.au/Han ... /p2106.htm
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:24 pm

I gave my parents a bottle of vintage champagne on the day, and also (later on once we had our photographs) a miniature replica version of our wedding album.
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:39 pm

I'm getting the fathers of the occaision cufflinks that say "Father of the Bride" and the other "father of the Groom" and the mothers are getting personalised "hankies". We are also going to give both couples a wedding album. We are paying for the wedding ourselves, otherwise we would have done something a bit more elaborate.
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:24 pm

mandamoo wrote:
Im making up an photo album for them or maybe a phto frame with our photo

Im scrapping a book for my BMs now and when Im done one for my mum as a thankyou. My BMs book is called "Why Nik Chose Dani and Caitlin to be her Bridesmaids".
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:51 am

I am crying too over that poem !! its beautiful russia :D

whats it called ?
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:43 am

Thanks Girls, it's beautiful isn't it? I think I actually got it off here somewhere aaages ago, of course, you are welcome to use it. I am not sure of the name though Saphire Sunset. Sorry.
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:49 am

We said thank you. And that was it. If you always buy a gift to say thank you for a gift it never ends.

Why can't saying thank you be enough any more?
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:51 am

We're getting both our parents a double photo frame with a picture of us on one side and a poem on the other side.
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:58 am

My Mum is paying for the whole reception so I feel as though something big is in order - I was thinking of giving her a ticket on the Indian Pacific if we can afford it. She's always dreamed of doing it - but it depends how the cash goes! If not a weekend away or a really special dinner in one of Sydney's great restaurants.
 
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Re: Thank you gifts for parents

Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:22 am

Hi,

We're not giving our parents any expensive gifts. I think they'd rather the money went towards the wedding, not gifts for themselves! We're still paying for more than half the wedding ourselves, so we do actually need the money for that! Once we have our photos, I'm sure we'll frame some as gifts for them.

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