(Closed) Invitation Wording to say ‘No Gifts’

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been told that writing “no gifts” is rude because it implies that people were going to bring gifts. (well, of course they were, duh.) That reasoning makes no sense to me.

If I saw “no gifts,” then I wouldn’t bring a gift. But many people would. But, for those people, there isn’t really anything you can do to prevent them from bringing a gift…

I dunno…maybe instead of “no gifts,” you could be a little more vague and say something like, “your presence is all we hope for.”

Post # 4
5517 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

‘Your presence is the only present desired’ at the bottom of the invite

Post # 5
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

“Your presence is present enough”

Also it won’t be seen as a gift grab. If some one wants to give you a gift then they will. If they don’t want to they won’t. Just tell your parents if people ask what to get you to tell them that they do not need to bring a gift. But be prepared that some people will want to get you something so to be safe and not get 1 million cassrole dishes, I would register some where but don’t mail  that information out.

Another idea for the people who want to bring you something, suggest making a donation to your favorite charity.


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