(Closed) How should I phrase on my website that there is no wedding registry?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would just say something along the lines of:

“We’re already blessed with a home full of the the things we need (or somehting like that). Your presence at our wedding is gift enough. We cannot wait to see you.”


Or something along those lines, people who were going to bring cash, will still bring cash.

Post # 3
9417 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t put anything. If someone wants to give you a gift, they’re going to do it regardless.

Post # 4
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Local Resort

“The bride and the groom appreciatively request that there be no gifts.  Your well wishes and company is more than enough!”

“In lieu of gifts the happy couple request that a donation be made to..”

“The new Mr. and Mrs. Xyz request no gifts please. Your celebrating with us is all we wish for!”


Post # 5
3065 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

dojx:  Don’t mention it at all. Its rude. If people call or text you will just have to deal with answering the questions. If its a cash gift culture people will assume just to give cash anyway.

We didn’t put our non existent registry info on our website and I had zero questions about it. 

Post # 6
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Boxerlover24:  +1.  I just removed that tab from the wedding website template.  We got maybe one or two questions about it; it wasn’t a big deal at all.

Post # 7
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

You could put something like your precence is all that is requsted or something like that. 

Post # 8
719 posts
Busy bee

I recommend keeping the tab and including a small registry to avoid confusion and allow people who would like to get you a physical gift the opportunity.  Those who want to give cash will give cash anyway.  Honestly, while I am not typically one to advocate for conformity, in the case of a wedding people have certain perset notions of how things work and it’s better to accomodate those notions than to fight them.


Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Why not pick a charity that you and your future husband both love and ask in lieu of gifts people could make a donation to that. 

This would be a win-win!

Post # 10
4243 posts
Honey bee

I’m not doing a registry (I just don’t want THINGS and dealing with either flying them up to where we live or, if we move, bringing them home- most people here just sell all their stuff when they move away because it’s so expensive to move). I’m just not mentioning anything. I honestly don’t care if we get anything or not, I just want people to come 🙂

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  ClaudiaKishi.
Post # 11
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

This is how we worded ours. But you have to know your audience..ours is our closest friends and family and no one who will be mad or think it’s rude. If you’re having a larger wedding with more acquaintances you have to be careful because some think it’s rude to say “no gifts.”


“We don’t have a registry!

The only presents we want is the presence of your company…

Ok corny, but seriously, we know that there is significant cost and time involved in attending weddings and we just really want to share our day with all of you!

So the best gift you can give us is to join us to celebrate our new lives together! “

Post # 12
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

dojx:  Let your friends and family know that if anyone asks you already have everything you need for your home. People will get the hint at that point…

Post # 13
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just wouldn’t register. If your crowd usually brings cash, they’ll probably be fine with it. 

Post # 14
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I didn’t put anything on the wedding website, but I did make a couple small registries and only told one person so far who asked privately about our registries.

Post # 15
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

dojx:  In my country we don’t do wedding registry lists, so Fiance and I have put this on our wedding website: “

Your presence at our wedding is enough of a gift, but if you wish to buy us something, please keep in mind that we do not have a lot of space and there are not any household things we currently need. 

We would therefore be very grateful if you could consider either a gift card from X, Y or Z as a potential present.”

We know that our family and friends wouldn’t be offended by this, and that way we’re not asking for money, but leaving the option open.

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