In all of the planning and meetings and general hustle and bustle associated with a wedding, sometimes it is easy to overlook some important folks…the parents! Here are some great gift ideas for the parents of the bride and groom!

We know that most parents tend to put the needs of their children above their own…even if their kids are all grown up. So why not thank your parents for all of their dedication, love, and support during the wedding planning process with a nice getaway for two. Now, this does not have to be a second honeymoon, but maybe a few days away in a bed and breakfast or inn. This website is a great resource for finding BnB's throughout the US, or your can get them a gift card and they can choose the location!

Another great idea is a personalized wedding album just for your parents–you can even customize them for the bride's side and the groom's side of the family. It is not only a great gift, but helps share the memories of a wonderful day. Mpix and My Publisher are two great sites for photobooks.

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For the Moms, jewelry is always a nice wedding gift–a pair of earrings or a necklace to match her dress–is a great idea. In addition, whenever she wears these items later she will always think of your wedding.

For the Dads, customized cufflinks or a handkerchief like this one from Etsy with a note embroidered on it are sweet and personal mementos from your wedding day.

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This silver plated keepsake box from Pottery Barn is also a great idea for parents or grandparents to help memorialize the day. You could put your invitation, a snippet of your gown, or some flowers from your bouquet along with a photo. Very sweet.

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Hope this gave you some ideas for gifts for the parents of the bride and groom! What did you get / what are you giving your parents for your wedding? Tell me more in the comments!

Keep sparkling–