(Closed) "No Gifts"?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What Should We Write on the Invites?
    "No Gifts Please" : (0 votes)
    Something cute, like "Please allow your presence to be your gift to us" : (12 votes)
    43 %
    Nothing - if they don't want to give a gift, they don't have to! : (16 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    People will likely want to bring you gifts.  Just spread by word of mouth amongst your most vocal friends/mother/church ladies that no gifts are required, and graciously thank the people that end up bringing one anyway.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like “your presence is gift enough”. Many bees will say addressing gifts at all on the invite is bad  I disagree with that but I think it’s regional. If gift talk is normal in your group go with the above statement or something like it! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @ClassyKate:  Sorry I’m no help (I did vote though!) but we are wanting to do the exact same thing as you after the ceremony. We want a  nice restaurant, but arent sure where to start looking. Are you looking for Banquet rooms? Are you taking your photographer with you?

    Post # 6
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We are posting on our web site that we do not want gifts “the honor of yoiur presence is gift enough!”. The URL of our web site is on the STDs and will be on the RSVP cards as well!

    Post # 8
    Member
    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @ClassyKate:  That is great you are offering light refreshments after the ceremony.  I was reading to check, so you’re OK etiquette wise there!

     

    The etiquette for gifts is simply to say nothing (until asked), certainly nothing printed.  Even saying “no gifts” is presumptuous because it assumes you were going to get them in the first place.  You can simply not to register anywhere, and then there will be someone undoubtedly who will ask where you are registered.  You say to that person (after the ask you directly), we do not need anything.  Then you let that get spread around by word of mouth.

    Despite this, (or even if you go with the printed no gifts route), there will be people that will get you something.  It’s unpreventable.

     

    Lovely reception space!

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