Q: We are going to pay for our daughter’s wedding this June. We also just gave her and her fiancee a sizable amount of money for their house. Are we still expected to give them a wedding gift? I’m not sure what is appropriate. Just so you know I also gave my daughter her bridal shower.
A: No, you aren’t expected to give your daughter and her fiancé a wedding gift. It’s not uncommon for the bride’s parents’ gift to the couple to be paying for the wedding. Many would consider the fact that you’ve also given a sizable contribution to their house fund a very generous wedding gift in itself. Of course, you may give them an additional gift if you would like, but it is really your choice.