Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: Who Gets a Gift?

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Q: So, I know I’m supposed to get my wedding party gifts and I’m working on that.  But, is there anyone else I should be getting a gift for?

Great question!  We get such good questions, so thanks for asking!  As you mentioned you should get your wedding party a gift.  This includes your bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearers and flower girls.  In addition to your wedding party, there are some others you’ll want to consider getting a gift for.

1. Any helpers.  If you have anyone helping you out on the wedding day, it’s nice to get them a thank you gift.  This could be your friend who is your officiant.  Or a family member who helps with your ceremony.  You should get a gift for your day of manager.  Or your sister who helped set up your reception items.

2. Your fiancé.  If you want to exchange gifts, then you’ll want to get your fiancé a gift.  This can be anything from a fancy watch to a hand written note.

3. Your parents. While not common, you can also get your parents a gift.  This would be more of a thank you for their support especially if they are paying for the wedding.

4. Vendors.  If you aren’t planning on giving tips out to vendors, you can do gifts instead.  While also not super common, it’s another way you can say thank you for their hard work.

5. Guests.  And let’s not forget your guests!  You don’t have to do favors or welcome gifts, but these are also a nice way to say thanks.  Just remember to make sure to pick items that are both useful and memorable to your guests.

Whether you should get a gift for someone just depends on your situation and what they are doing for you.  But a gift is always a nice way to say thank you.  It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive.  It just has to be thoughtful and come from the heart.

A bride and her bridesmaids having a moment after opening their gifts at a Hawaii destination wedding by destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Day 7 Photography)

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