Post # 1
We have a bunch of friends coming to our wedding. Older friends are travelling huge distances to be there and spending probably over $1000 dollars; newer friends are all in grad school and don’t have much money. I don’t want any of these people to spend money on gifts for us and I feel guilty that they already are! How can I politely let those that haven’t bought gifts yet that they don’t need to get us a gift?
[We have a registry that is clearly visible on our website because a lot of our family is overseas or a great distance away, many can’t make it and they wanted us to have one (we did not want a registry at all but were told we had to have one, basically)]…
Post # 3
On your website in the gifts and registries section you could put: Your presence is gift enough. The couple kindly insists that gifts, though welcome, are unnecessary.
Post # 4
You can’t force people not to bring gifts. A simple note on the website like the PP suggested is enough.
Post # 5
In our invitation suite I put a card that said “your presence is our present…no gifts, please”. We still got some serious presents but we tried. Best wishes!
Post # 6
I know we can’t force people 🙂
I have a note on the website already, but have reworded it today (thanks MsMindle and mooreofthat for wording!). I just want to make sure that they know that it isn’t required/expected that they purchase something for us.