Post # 1
My fiance doesn’t think it would be right for us to register for gifts and would like to put “no gifts” on the invitation. We will be 30 by our wedding day and since we’ve been on our own for awhile we have everything we need…and are in a position to purchase things we want.
We are having a wedding because we want to share our joy with our friends and family… not for gifts. What do guests think when they receive a “no gifts” invite? Is it tacky? Awkward? I’ve never gotten one like that before so I don’t know!
Post # 3
Its up to you if you want to register or not. I dont think age has anything to do with it.
There are lots of things that are less traditional that you could register for. Home improvement tools, garden stuff, decorations, BBQs, furniture and of course upgrading stuff you do have, filling out things on your wish list.
You could spread the word that in lieu of gifts donations to a specific charity would be appreciated.
I would not reference any presents on the invite though.
Post # 4
I agree with lefeymw, maybe you can say put a card in the invite that says in lieu of gifts, please make a donation to:_____. I think that’s an easier and more charitable way of saying “no gifts”. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree that you should not say anything about gifts on the invite.
I wouldn’t even include it in the invite. I would put it on the website and spread it word of mouth.
BUT…keep in mind, that some people will still ask you, and insist, cuz some people just want to bring gifts!
Post # 6
I think it is impolite. It is rejecting my gift before I have even given it. I take great pride in selecting a really great gift for someone, that is 99% of the time not off the registry.
I think the sentiment is nice, but I dislike having it on the invites. Spread it by word of mouth.
Etiquette dictates that there is no mention of gifts in either way on the invite.