- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I know registries are a hot topic, and we would like to avoid a faux pas. My husband and I have spoken about how to divert people from buying us stuff at our celebration wedding. We are already getting asked about registries and the invites aren’t out yet. We want people to know that them taking the time to come on a trip with us is the greatest gift they could give, but we know some people will push so we’d really like them to consider giving to charity. I want to put this on our wedding website so we just dont have to answer anymore questions about it. We have registered at Amazon for a few things we just havent bought but are on our to buy list because we know a few who really wont take no we dont stuff that for an answer. Over all though I would much rather people who really feel the need give to charity. I really just dont want to deal with it :/, it makes me feel grubby I’d rather if people insist that money go to someone or something that needs it. Please let me know if this is ok for the website:
We feel that the greatest gift you can give us is your presence. We chose Disney for our wedding because of the memories it holds for our family. We want to share those memories with you and make new memories as well. We feel that memories are the greatest gift life has to offer since they truly last a life time. We also feel this is a once in a life time chance to get both of our families and all of our friends together.
If you feel despite this you would still like to give we request that you give to either the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or the Center for Celiac Research. We have been blessed with good jobs, and have a home filled with many of the things we need. We believe that your money would be better spent on research and helping those in need than to add to our kitchen, bathroom, etc. We are more than able to supply our home with its necessities and wants.
We chose the Leukemia Lymphoma Society because of A’s Grandfather, and B’s association with them. A’s grandfather battled leukemia for 20 years before succumbing to the side effects of his treatments. B has done numerous athletic events raising thousands for this organization that has taken family members of her friends. The LLS is on the brink of ending blood cancers which will in turn end other cancers. Every 4 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone with one dies. The treatments developed for blood cancers trickle down to treat and defeat not only other cancers but many other diseases such as autoimmune conditions as well.
We chose the Center for Celiac Research because B, her mother, and the matron of honor have celiac disease. The bride’s daughter carry’s the genetics for the disease. The Center for Celiac research made those diagnoses possible by discovering that just under 1% of the United States population has this autoimmune condition. All three live with the complications of a disease that’s affect go far past a simple gluten free diet. Celiac is ranked as one of the top 10 silent killers in the United States by NIH, and is one of the best understood autoimmune disorders. It is believed that a cure for celiac will help cure other autoimmune disorders as well.
We request that you consider funding one of these two pivotal research centers whose research will trickle down helping millions of others in the process and saving lives. We feel that your gift will be greater stretched in the arms of helping another than in any gift you could physically give us. Should this appeal not be of your choosing we have made a very small registry at Amazon, but we request from the bottom of our hearts that you extend your gift to help those with a greater need than ourselves.