Now that we’ve past the 100 day mark until our wedding, there are a number of things that have started creeping up on the “to do” list.
|We interrupt this post to say, AHHHHHH!!!When did we get into double digits?!?!?!|
One of the things that has been coming up in conversation recently is “thank you” gifts. We’ve finished the bridal party gifts already, but there are a number of other people involved in our day that we want to thank in a special way. The question becomes…how?
Dear Turkey family and those involved in the wedding…please read no further!
Love, Mr. & Miss Turkey
OK, now that we have eliminated any “lurkers,” let’s get honest…Mr. Turkey and I need.your.help!
When we think about thank you gifts outside the bridal party (when I refer to the bridal party, I mean bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers), we’re feeling a bit lost and slightly under-prepared.
The following are people we want to thank with gifts, preferably those that can be given at the rehearsal dinner:
Simple math tells me that leaves us with 14 gifts to carefully and thoughtfully choose and purchase in time for our May wedding. That’s a LOT (thank goodness we have the bridal party done!*).
For our parents and grandparents, Mr. Turkey and I are thinking that they might be most interested in wedding albums / the gift of photos. One thought was to maybe get them a nice frame and put an engagement photo in as a placeholder with a note that they’d be receiving a wedding album with their favorite photos. I know, it’s pretty “usual.”
|With all the parents at our engagement party(L-R) FSMIL, FFIL, FMIL, FSFIL, Mr. Turkey, Miss Turkey, Turkey Dad, Turkey Mom|
We have already picked up these emergency kits for the mothers (adjusted to say MOG as appropriate) as a little something extra / cute for them to open.
We’re also debating personalized / embroidered pocket squares or handkerchiefs for the fathers and grandfathers.
|This is one I found on Etsy and have bookmarked (shop by Inspired Stitches)|
But that’s just about where our ideas end (again, I know our parent / grandparent gifts weren’t overly unique).
Our thoughts for the others (readers, soloist, artiste) have ranged from a bottle of wine,
|Only for those not traveling via plane…and over 21, of course|
to chocolates (or some sort of sweet),
|Ok, now I want these|
to gift cards.
|Even if we did a personal design, this feels a little impersonal…|
But we are just SURE there are other ideas we have not thought of.
So, hive, please help us out here…what have you thought of / purchased as thank you gifts for those involved in your wedding? Please share any ideas and/or links!
*Will post about the bridal party gifts later!