9 creative ways to thank your parents for making it to (and through!) your wedding #Friends & Family Advice#Stuff we love#father of the bride#gifts#mother of the bride July 28 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Give your parents the gift of something thoughtful, and possibly filled with booze. (I Survived My Daughter's Wedding Wine Glass by Etsy seller FlowertownWeddings) Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are. If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents/parental figures before, after, or at your wedding. Handkerchiefs for your mom and dad by Etsy seller Canyon Embroidery If your parents are the weepy kind, hook them up with a heartfelt handkerchief for their wedding tears that will, ironically, make them cry upon receipt. Mother Of The Bride Tote Bag by Instattrends If your mom is like my mom she wears her "Mother of the Bride" label with pride. Let her wear it with pride both literally and metaphorically with a cute "mother of the bride" tote bag… Mother of the Bride and Groom Wine Glasses by WeddingsByLeann …Or a wine glass, preferably filled with good wine, or whiskey! Wedding Gift Wine Labels by SpecialLittleThought Speaking of booze… weddings are stressful. If your in-laws or your parents have been helping out in any way, they probably deserve not just a drink, but an entire bottle! Personalized Tie Patch by Etsy seller sewhappygirls I got my father an awesome Game of Thrones-themed tie (he's totally a Stark), but if I actually had the time I would have loved to add a personalized tie patch as a cute thank you note to go with the gift of fashion. Custom Fishing Lure by Etsy seller RobertaValle Although, to be honest, he'd probably just rather have a cool custom fishing lure. Anyone else have a dad like mine? 😉 Set of Personalized Platters by Susabellas Of continually lend a helping hand for any future events your parents might throw, by gifting them personalized trays. (I love these "love always" platters from Susabellas.) Parent wedding gifts sign by Etsy seller NicoletteAnneDesign Still can't think of good parent wedding gifts? I love the idea of putting up a sign like this that thanks them publicly and sweetly for just being who they are. Custom Mother and Bride Illustration by SsasaDesigns Father and bride illustration Get a little artsy with custom illustrations of you with your parental figures, like these drawings from SsasaDesigns. Or, if you possess the power of artistic skills, you could create your own custom drawings as parental wedding gifts! Did you buy your parents a gift if they didn't help contribute to the wedding? For those who financed their weddings themselves (AKA no parental financial help, or help from anyone other than you and your beloved), how did you go about gift-getting for your… Read More Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS An intimate wedding at a distillery in DC (with two dresses we covet!) NEXT Old Hollywood meets the macabre at this cinema wedding on Friday the 13th Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.