(Closed) How to specify on invites "no gifts needed"?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

You don’t mention gifts on wedding invitations whatsoever.

Post # 4
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

“The present of your presence is enough for us.”

“The gift of your presence is enough for us.”

“Your presence [at our wedding – optional] is gift enough for us.”

But as PP stated, this can’t go on the invitation, so it’s all by word-of-mouth and/or wedding website.

Post # 6
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your presence is our present

Post # 7
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just don’t register and let it go by word of mouth, I’m sure that no matter what you will still end up with gifts.

Post # 8
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yea we were going to do word of mouth as well.  We don’t really want or need gifts.  But won’t turn away any that do show up. 🙂

Post # 9
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think it’s rude to mention gifts at all, even with phrases like “your presence is out present.” It’s not your place to decide for the guest whether they want to give a gift or not and you can rely on word of mouth and not having a registry.

Post # 10
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You still get gifts! My parents had a 25th anniversary party, and on it they said “No Gifts”….they still got gifts, not a lot, but out of 100 people, they got 10. My cousin requested no gifts, out of 250 people they got probley about 50.

Some people love to bring presents!!

Post # 11
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The others are right!  Don’t register and let it go by word of mouth.  However, that doesn’t prevent people from getting you stuff.


Even mentioning gifts (or no gifts, or just you presence) on the invite assumes that you were going to get a gift in the first place which is the improper etiquette part.

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