(Closed) “no boxed gifts please” – appropriate? I think no…

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m going with you and not your mother on this one. While it’s totally okay currently to put registry and gift information on a website, it should never appear on the printed invitation. I’d put an enclosure in with the invitation that has the website and any other pertinent details.

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What is it that you would want to recieve in lieu of boxed gifts? Checks? Donations? Unboxed gifts? 🙂  I would find that a little confusing.

Post # 5
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am going to agree with you. That line has no place on the invite and would be better suited to the website!!

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that you should put that sort of info only on the website not on the invite. 


Instead of ‘no boxed gifts’ maybe you could word it in a positive way like ‘We do not have a registry because we may be moving in the near future; gift certificates appreciated from ___________________’.



Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely go with the website.  I wouldn’t put anything about gifts on the actual invitation.  And to me “boxed gifts” is very ambiguous.

Post # 8
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really think that should only be on a website.  If you don’t want to get gifts, you shouldn’t have a registry and maybe put a little note on the website about why you don’t have one and suggest gift cards for a certain store.

Post # 9
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, definitely put gift info on a website, and not on the invite.  Btw, “no boxed gifts” would confuse me too.  My first reaction was to think that you didn’t want wrapped gifts b/c you’re trying to save the environment, but I wouldn’t necessarily take it to mean that you want gift certificates / cash.

Post # 10
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I definitely agree with you! Put it on the website!

And “no boxed gifts” would really confuse me – what exactly does that mean?

Post # 11
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

NO mention of gifts should be in the invite…even if you said NO gifts, period, I wouldn’t put it in the invite.

Post # 12
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Don’t put it on the invite, but put it on the website. I think it’d be okay to just say on the website why you’re asking for no boxed gifts. I think it’s a pain to transport gifts from my parents to our apartment, only 4 hours, much less continent to continent.

Post # 13
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mom’s right. It’s not a good idea. It’s also a confusing statement.

Post # 14
1565 posts
Bumble bee

Not appropriate on invite – you can describe the situation on your website as others have suggested. Good luck with everything!

Post # 16
34 posts

Lots of brides are including a card with invitations saying we are registered at the following:  and list the bridal registry store and registry number.

In lieu of that, and due to the fact that SOME people do not have or use computers, I would not think it would be rude to include an extra card with the invitations saying basically what you have said here.

“We have not chosen a bridal registry as we are unsure where we will settle and are trying to keep our moving expenses to a minimum.” 

They can certainly draw their own conclusions and send a check. 

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