Post # 1
asking this for my mom who is getting remarried:
My mom is getting remarried. Her and her fiancé have had their own homes for a while so they don’t need traditional wedding gifts. Therefore, they put on their invitation “your presence is gift enough.” And they truly mean it and do not want gifts for the wedding. However, it is inevitable that people will bring at least a card to the wedding for them and maybe some even bring a monetary gift (I know I would even if the card said no gifts!). Is it rude for them to put out a card box for this? If yes, what should the alternative be? Have someone in charge of the cards? I’m not really sure how to go about this. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
Post # 2
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
We didn’t have a card box but our guest list was super small and all the cards could fit in the bag I was taking back with the decorations and such. For a larger wedding, a card box or birdcage type box may help.
Post # 3
My Brother-In-Law and SIL put the same thing on their invitations and everyone brought a card or gift anyway. They didn’t have a box so we ended up having a hell of a time with the cards because the wedding was outside and it was really windy that day. My Future Mother-In-Law and I were running everywhere gathering cards that flew off. I would definitly suggest a card box or something of the sort. Look at it this way- there might not be a gift inside, but people still will give the couple a card with their sentiments and there should be a place to put them.
Post # 4
Definitely go with a cardbox or a small birdcage. Even if gifts aren’t brought, cards usually are.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I just didn’t know if this would look like they were expecting something if they put the box out! but I get it that people will probably bring a card whether there is money in it or not.