Post # 1
So an old friend of mine from highschool sent Fiance and I an invitation to her wedding in July. Now I have learned alot of etiquette from you wonderful ladies on the bee but obviously this lady needs a lesson in it. On the bottom on her invitation, in capitals, she has the following
“WE DO NOT WANT GIFT BOXES. ANY GIFT BOXES GIVEN WILL BE THROWN AWAY OR DONATED TO GOODWILL. CASH GIFTS ONLY. PLEASE BE GENEROUS”
I am all for receiving cash as a wedding gift but I would never outright ASK for it (unless it was a family member or someone asked us what we preferred). I just think the way this was done is so tacky. It seriously makes me not even want to go. So rude. As soon as I opened this invite I told Fiance, “I have to go tell the Bees!!!!” LOL.
Post # 3
OMG that’s so tacky. “Come to our party, give us money, be generous”? Wow.
Post # 7
She would get nothing from me, honestly!
Post # 8
You should seriously just not go. I mean really.
Post # 9
I absolutely wouldn’t go! The nerve of some people. You should totally mail the invite back to her with a big empty box!
Post # 10
WOW. I have no words. Just wow.
Post # 11
@Tswife4ever: If your friend is for real…OMG. I don’t understand why she would ever think that is okay to put on an invitation. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up with zero gifts of any kind!
Post # 12
This has to be a joke…no one ACTUALLY says stuff like this right?! Oh wow…she must be a real peach haha
Post # 13
OMG. I’m speechless! That is …. WOW…
Post # 14
@Tswife4ever: The mean girl in me would want to write a check and put it in the card.
Make a big to-do about how generous your gift is to them and how hard it was to give them so much (but they mean that much to you) and then when they unfold the check it is for $0.02
and in the memo put: just my 2 cents, but demanding cash is rude.
Post # 15
REALLY? I’d buy her a card, perhaps even a money card with nadda in it.
Post # 16
Wow. It’s one thing to ask for money, but to say “please be generous”? Unbelievable. I wouldn’t want to go to this wedding either.