- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Hi there! Friends are hosting an engagement party for us shortly. We don’t want people to feel obligated to bring a gift (in fact, while the idea of getting presents sounds initially great, on reflection the many gift giving occasions associated with a wedding make us a trifle uncomfortable), but neither did we want to tell folks on the invitation not to bring one, thus implying that they ought to in the first place. When our hosts asked for our registry information, we shared our thoughts with them and they were going to respond appropriately should anyone ask. However…I have one kind friend that emailed me directly to ask if I am registered anywhere. We’re not yet. What is the polite response to say no and no obligations to bring something? If others bring things, I don’t want her to feel empty handed, and I don’t want to demand no presents, but truly, we just want to hang out with our friends and family at a casual bbq and enjoy the evening!