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Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Parents and In-Laws for All of Their Help with Your Wedding

The simplest things can mean the most.

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Photography by: Mary Claire Photography

Your parents and your new in-laws were there for you and your fiancé as you planned every detail of the wedding day. Now it's time to thank them for all of their love, support, guidance, and contributions (financial or otherwise) with a gift that shows just how much you value their help. Here are some special ways to express your gratitude as you begin celebrating this new season of life with your significant other. 

 

Related: Creative Ways to Say Thank You (You're Welcome!)

 

A Bottle of Your Wedding Wine

If either sets of parents are self-proclaimed oenophiles, consider gifting them a bottle or two of the varietal that you served at your wedding. If you're honeymooning in wine country or visiting a vineyard in Europe, consider picking up a nice reserve instead. 

 

Make Them All Dinner

You're one family now, so plan an evening to treat all of your parents to a home-cooked meal. Plus, it'll give you an opportunity to break out that beautiful new wedding china.

 

Send a Handwritten Note

There's nothing more thoughtful than a handwritten note, so consider sending each parent a special latter—stamp and all!—after your wedding. This is something they can keep forever, and they'll find it especially meaningful if you express how much you were inspired by their own example of love and commitment.

 

Create a Wedding Photo Album

A picture is worth a thousand words, so thank them with a curated album of professional snapshots from your wedding day. You can customize these for each family, giving both sets of parents an album that highlights their families and your special day.