(Closed) How to be polite on invites re: gifts

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

I love that you call it crockery. What exactly does that apply to?

There is really no nice way to say we’d like gifts. Do people in the UK typically register?

Post # 4
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There is no standard wedding protocol for what you describe because mentioning gifts on invitations (even if it’s to say “no gifts) is considered impolite. The bottom line is the people who really want to give you a gift will do so regardless of any statement you make. Everyone else will give what they can afford (if at all). If you don’t want to register, then don’t. People will probably give you cash or something they pick out themsleves (which can be risky or amazing).

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m pretty sure that in the UK as it is here, it is not considered polite to mention gifts on the invitations- period.

As a pp has said, people who want to give you a gift will buy one, no matter what you say or do. You might as well register and get something you like, want or need.

If you register for gifts in a wide range of prices, your guests will find something in their budget.

 

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