Wedding anniversary gift-giving

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by ice dance, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. ice dance

    ice dance Member

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    My parent's 25th wedding anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks. My sister and I both still live at home, and we have bought gifts for them. Do we give them on the day, or at a dinner out they have arranged for a couple of days beforehand?
     
  2. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    If it was me I'd make them a fancy breakfast on the day and give them the gifts then. Congrats to anyone who loves for that long. :)
     
  3. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your parents being married that long.

    The breakfast idea sounds very nice. Or take them out to breakfast.
     
  4. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Is the dinner just for family or a larger group dinner? Personally, I'd prefer to give the gift in a smaller, just family setting. If you are doing a breakfast celebration (or even a champagne celebration) on the day itself, you may want to mention it to your parents at the time of the dinner so they don't think you just forgot or aren't doing anything.

    We're in the process of planning a family celebration for my parents 57th anniversary this year.
     
  5. ice dance

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    The dinner is for our family (parents, my sister, and me) and another couple (good friends of theirs) and that couple's son. My sister and I hadn't really thought about a breakfast out celebration on the day as we live half an hour away from town. I'm sure we can do all the cooking on the day, though.
    We're both fairly clueless about what is expected/appropriate.

    Congratulations Garden Kitty to your parents long marriage!
     
  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Did you each get your own gifts? Or split and buy a couple gifts together? If it's the latter it might be nice to give one present at the dinner and then save another for the actual day - but if you each bought your own gifts that might be weird.

    Congrats to your parents! :)
     
  7. ice dance

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    We paid half each for a silver clock/photo frame for dad and a silver cake stand for mum.
     
  8. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Those are nice gifts, I'm sure they'll be pleased :)