Post # 1
This has been my on-going dilemma as to how to communicate to my guests that a wedding gift is not needed. They are already paying alot of money to attend our destination wedding so I want to let them know that no wedding gift to us is needed just there presence at our wedding. Does anyone know a nice way to say this like a little poem or saying I could put in the invites? Thanks Bees!!!
Post # 3
You don’t mention gifts on wedding invitations whatsoever.
Post # 4
“The present of your presence is enough for us.”
“The gift of your presence is enough for us.”
“Your presence [at our wedding – optional] is gift enough for us.”
But as PP stated, this can’t go on the invitation, so it’s all by word-of-mouth and/or wedding website.
Post # 5
@lilbluebird: Thanks so much for your ideas! They are great!
Post # 6
Your presence is our present
Post # 7
Just don’t register and let it go by word of mouth, I’m sure that no matter what you will still end up with gifts.
Post # 8
Yea we were going to do word of mouth as well. We don’t really want or need gifts. But won’t turn away any that do show up. 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think it’s rude to mention gifts at all, even with phrases like “your presence is out present.” It’s not your place to decide for the guest whether they want to give a gift or not and you can rely on word of mouth and not having a registry.
Post # 10
You still get gifts! My parents had a 25th anniversary party, and on it they said “No Gifts”….they still got gifts, not a lot, but out of 100 people, they got 10. My cousin requested no gifts, out of 250 people they got probley about 50.
Some people love to bring presents!!
Post # 11
The others are right! Don’t register and let it go by word of mouth. However, that doesn’t prevent people from getting you stuff.
Even mentioning gifts (or no gifts, or just you presence) on the invite assumes that you were going to get a gift in the first place which is the improper etiquette part.
Post # 12
Thanks all for the advice! I guess I wont mention it and just let people know by word of mouth then