Post # 1
So, we have decided to have a wishing well at our wedding as opposed to wrapped gifts – FIRSTLY I would like to say, this is VERY common here in Australia as most people live together before marriage and so have all of those “typical” wedding gifts, and nobody I am friends with would ever be offended. To be quite honest, I havent been to a wedding where they had a regular registry!!!
Anyhow, is this a nice way to put it? I’m not very good with words, so any help would be lovely! 🙂
All we ask is that you share our special day with us.
If you do wish to honour us with a gift, we have plenty of things, but no home to put them in! A wishing well will be available at the Reception if you wish to help us with the dream of buying our first home.
Post # 3
Very common in the UK too. I really don’t like twee poems asking for money though. I’ve found this wording on the Internet and if we don’t have a gift list, I’ll amend it to use:
As you all know we have lived together for many, many years now and so have all the possessions (kitchenware, bedding etc) that we can make good use of. Therefore, we are not intending to produce a gift list.
The one thing which we are working to save towards is a memorable honeymoon, so if you did wish to make a small contribution to that fund then we would be very appreciative.
Ultimately, just attending our wedding is an expense for everyone who is travelling from far and wide and so we really do only wish for you to join with us and share our special day.
It sounds like you would like money towards purchasing your marital home so you would have to alter it accordingly.