(Closed) Gift Rhyme? Opinions? Suggestions?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

hmmm… not sure if you’re an etiquette snob or not, but I think traditionally it’s a HUGE no-no in American culture to put any mention of registry or gifts on the invites (or, I’ve gotten the impression, in the envelope with the invites).

The poem is cute though; were you thinking of putting it with your invites, or just on a website, etc?

Since we’re returning to Spain
We’ll have to go by plane
We’ve filled up our suitcases
No room for china or vases
So if you’re thinking of giving
To help our new living,
We’re thankful for your generosity
But hope you’ll see our honeymoon registry

Okay, that was … a two minute effort at the end of a long day. I’m not sure it even makes sense (“to help our new living”??), and it certainly has no sense of meter, hah. It also leaves out the thanks part…. let’s see if I can come up with two more lines…

We don’t mean to assume
Just a thankful bride and groom.

Okay, cheesy. 🙂

I love the thought though!

Post # 4
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love what you both came up with.  I agree that the mention of the registry is usually seen as a bad move but I totally understand because you’ll have a hanful of people that don’t realize the complication with getting a toaster and taking it to Spain.  I wouldn’t put the poem on the invite itself, just as a cute little addition in the envelope.

Post # 5
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Do you have a wedding website?  That would be the perfect place to put the poem.  I’m not a fan of including registry info with the invitation, so I’d put it on the website.  I’d also make sure you spread the word about your gift concerns.  

Post # 7
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have to tell you that I’ve heard that often – that it’s bad to mention a registry in an invitation.  But I don’t recall having ever received a wedding invitation without one.  Sorry, guys.  It looks like we’ve evolved to it being okay. 

Love the poem idea.  Kind of lessens what some might see as a bad thing.

Post # 9
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like this idea… we’ll be getting married 1400 miles away from home.  Luckily there’s no ocean in our way though!  Let me take a stab at it…

If you would like to give a gift to celebrate our day,

we’d like to give a little tip since we live so far away.

Blankets, blenders, bowls and brooms, on a plane there’d be no room!

So instead of things we’d ask your help to fund our Honeymoon.


Post # 12
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No registry info on invites, please!

I like daydream’s suggestion a little better… it flows nicer. I had to read the first poem three times to figure out how it rhymed (the though was swift seemed awkward, no?)

Post # 15
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I like this one a lot better… the only place I’d say it still needs work is the use of the word ‘attain’ — I feel like the technical meaning of the word doesn’t really fit in context.

Definitely on the right track though 🙂

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