(Closed) How do I get across I dont want gifts???

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Could you have the ship-to address be your post-wedding address and/or register at British stores (do they do that?)?

Post # 4
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think you should just spread the word that since you are moving, you won’t be able to transport gifts. I don’t think you should specifically mention that you want cash. I think people should get the drift. Also, if you have a wedding website, you can put something in the registry section something like: "Because we will be moving to England very soon, we will be unable to take any gifts with us. The greatest gift to us will be your presence at our wedding." Or something like that 😉 My guess is that people will still give you cash 😉

Post # 5
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Both good ideas.  I’ll just chime in and vote.  I think that it’d be OK to spread via word of mouth, but not on the invitations.

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I posted something about this before because I’m having the SAME issue! We don’t need gifts since we’ve been living together for years so we have a house full of junk already. Plus our wedding is out-of-state so lugging boxes on the plane really won’t work well. However, we would LOVE cash (checks, gift cards, etc.) to help pay off wedding expenses but, outside of word of mouth or a wedding website, there doesn’t seem to be a "classy" way of getting this point across.

My mother suggested adding "No Gifts Please" onto our wedding invites. Would this also be considered presumptuous?

Post # 9
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are joining the Peace Corps a few months after our wedding (hopefully) and said so on our wedding website.  Here’s the exact text, if it helps:

 "As you may know, we have applied to join the Peace Corps in 2010…We plan to sell or donate most of our worldly possessions to avoid the need for storage.  Therefore, we are not registering for gifts.

 Your presence is truly to best gift you could give us.  If you do feel compelled to bring us a gift – which, again, is not necessary – a donation to help us while we are overseas and when we return home would be most appreciated."

I think it’s hard to ask for or hint at the desire for cash if you aren’t moving, so I think we’re lucky to have the excuse!  

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