Joy, love, fun and gifts on the wedding day are received not only by the newlyweds and their guests, but also by the parents of the bride and groom. Of course, after all, they raised their children and now they are letting them fly free, to build their own cozy nest.
Probably, so that the parents are not so worried about parting, the bride and groom give them gifts from themselves. And also then, to show love for future second parents. But what to give parents for a wedding is another question.
What parent should I give?
Often, young people are faced with the fact that they do not know not only the tastes of the parents of the future spouse, but they can only say about the hobbies of their mothers and fathers in general terms. And then it becomes quite difficult to choose a gift for parents. First you need to decide which of the relatives to give the present.
So, the bridegroom traditionally makes a gift to the expectant mother. It is good if you know the mother of your betrothed so well that you either know about her tastes, or she herself asked you for a certain gift. Maybe she's a lover of literature, and wants a rare edition of some author? Or, in the absence of her daughter, she will want to take care of another living being: a cat or a parrot. But if you see each other at a wedding for the third time in your life? - Then it will be more difficult to choose a gift. In order not to miscalculate - give something that will definitely come in handy: a beautiful set of bedding, a set of branded pans or a food processor.
If you see each other for at least the second time, then you know for sure a couple of things about the test: what kind of alcohol he prefers, what team he plays, whether he is a fisherman or a hunter, and how he relates to the situation in the country and the world. Oh, yes, if he has a car, then he adores it and treats it like a person: affectionately and with care. In addition, it is much easier for a man to understand a man. You can just in case ask your future wife what her dad likes to do and, starting from these attachments, boldly go to the store: to the wine and vodka, automobile or sports section.
The bride, as a woman, must understand well what the mother of her beloved wants. Of course, there are times when mothers-in-law do not like daughters-in-law, but in general they always manage to find a common language. The mother of the future husband can be given a purely feminine gift (after all, you are the bride): perfume, jewelry, vases, figurines, paintings and other beautiful things. Just be sure to find out about her tastes so that your friendship doesn't start with a thing you don't like.
So, you can present your father-in-law with some of these things: cufflinks, chess, a leather wallet. It seems that everything is tasteful and decent. But if you ask the groom what his father likes, you will make a much more personal gift and immediately win sympathy. Maybe he is a fan of the bathhouse or just cannot live without carving figures out of wood?
A couple of parents
Are you still deciding what to give your parents for the wedding and can't decide? Then make two very beautiful gifts - not separately to each parent, but in pairs. For example, making wedding albums for them is beautiful and memorable. Or print photos from their wedding and place them in double frames: on the one hand, the parents of the groom / bride, on the other - the young couple. Such a gift to parents will be a great alternative to the album. Another rather interesting gift is a bottle of wine or champagne, where instead of labels there will be photos of young people and small poems about each parent.
A gift to parents from the newlyweds at the wedding is a sign of gratitude, respect and recognition for the fact that they gave life, raised their son or daughter in such a way that certain qualities and imparted skills caused the mutual attraction of two loving hearts. Now each of the new family has another pair of parents, with whom they also go through life in love, care and attention for them.