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Mother and Father Of The Bride Gift Ideas

Mother and Father Of The Bride Gift Ideas

There are many people to thank when planning your wedding. Often, no people should be thanked more than the mother and father of the bride. Special gifts are often given to the bridal party, but you do not want to forget the two people who likely will be your best wedding planning helpers, your parents. Here are some thoughtful mother and father of the bride gift ideas.

A Handmade Photo Album Or Scrapbook

So many sentimental moments through the years culminate for your parents on your wedding day. What better way to show them you love and appreciate them than with a personalized photo album or scrapbook of photos of you together through the years? If simple is easier for you, You can use a blank photo album. In contrast, for a little more detail you could also get a wood carved album or scrapbook.  Parents will love the thoughtful gift and it’s a great idea that won’t break the bank.

Gift Certificate To The Mother & Father Of The Bride’s Favorite Restaurant

The mother and father of the bride are traditionally the hosts of the wedding, therefore lots of energy goes into both wedding planning and the wedding weekend. Because of this, a restaurant gift card is a great way to treat your parents to dinner out after a busy weekend. It’s always a relief to not have to cook dinner after a busy event.

A Handwritten Note

Is there something you’ve always wanted to say to your parents but never have? This is a great way to include them “thank you for everything” you’ve always wanted to say, or even just an, “I love you.” A handwritten note as opposed to a typed note makes it that much more special. You can even write it on pretty stationary that your parents can turn into wall décor in their home. Additionally, you could simply write a sweet thank you note to show your appreciate to them.

Keepsake Jewelry Or Handkerchief

We’ve all seen this idea all over Pinterest, but that’s because it’s a great idea! Practical gifts are always a great idea. A piece of wedding jewelry is something your mom can always wear and remember your special bond. It’s a great option if you’re looking for something that will last a lifetime. An embroidered handkerchief is a perfect gift for the bittersweet tears of their child’s wedding day. It’s practical, but it can also be a special memento to think of you. In contrast, if using the handkerchief isn’t for them, you could have a special messaged embroidered onto it and frame it for them.

As you choose for the mother and father of the bride gift remember the most important factor is meaning. The cost of the gift should not be the focus. The most special gifts are the ones that mean the most to the receiver. These thoughtful mother and father of the bride gifts are sure to bring a tear to any parents’ eye. Happy Planning! For more wedding planning inspiration, check out more Chicago Wedding Blog posts below.

Honoring your Father by SimplyBridal

Honoring your Father by SimplyBridal

Honoring your Father by SimplyBridal. Father’s Day is this coming weekend, and to appreciate all the men in this universe SimplyBridal has put together a special infographic to remind you how you can keep your father-figure involved in your wedding. Having him walk you down the isle is the most rewarding role a father could ever have. Give your father an important role at your wedding to show that your affection and respect for him.

Honoring your Father by SimplyBridal


Father of the Bride Wedding Speech

The following is an actual speech from the father of  the bride for a wedding on April 16th, 2011. This speech is an excellent example for a wedding speech. It incorporates both humor and sincerity and was very uplifting for the bride and groom. The delivery was perfect and length was just right. All names were changed and a few were omitted to ensure privacy.

While my wedding day is still the happiest day of my life, this comes pretty close! Donna and I both welcome and thank all of you for helping us celebrate today.  We have the making for one great party.

It took a lot of time from a lot of people to pull this thing off.  I want to thank everyone for all their hard work, support and planning the events leading up to to today.  Most importantly, I want to thank the parents of the groom for their son, Zack.  I never thought it was possible that anyone could love my little girl as much as I do.  I couldn’t have hand picked a better son in law.  Zack- you really raised the bar for the rest of my kids.

It really didn’t hit home that Natalie and Zack were getting married until yesterday when I was finishing our taxes.  While everyone knows I’m not losing a daughter, I’m gaining a son, nobody ever mentions the tax deduction. All you people out there who can’t wait to see the father of the bride brought to tears; well, you’re a day late! (this wedding was on April 16th – one day after the April 15th tax deadline).

Natalie and Zack, my hope is that you experience the same joy that Mom and I have had for the past 32 years.  My marriage advice to you is don’t listen to any advice; listen to each other.  Working out differences is how you grow stronger together.  At least that’s how its worked for us.  If that doesn’t work, there’s always “yes dear”.  Of course, that’s not going to stop me from giving advice from time to time.  After all, I am going to be a father in-law.

Finally, while I’m sure you are disappointed with the rain, don’t be. I truly believe they are tears of joy from above from those who could not be with us today. But they are here in spirit joining all of us wishing you both the very best. (The father of the bride referenced a couple of family members who recently passed.)

Natalie and Zack, mom and I love you both and can’t wait for those grandchildren!”

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