(Closed) politically correct request

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@celticknot: We’re doing a registry with a few needed items on it, as well as the gift card idea. I’m thinking of saying: The Birde and Groom are registered at such and such, but gift cards to Lowes or Home Depot are also greatly aprreciated to help with home renovations. Or something to that effect.

How you stated it on here doesn’t sound too bad honestly:

“…in liu of being registered at a particular store, gift cards to the following stores would be welcome.”

Post # 4
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club

Etiquette sticklers would say not to include any mention of gift registries on the actual invite. If it’s a less formal wedding, you might be able to get away with including it as a separate card in the invitation envelope, but I wouldn’t put it on the actual invite.

You could also rely on word of mouth from your parents/close friends to explain your preference for gift cards.

Oh! If you’re sending out save the dates and you haven’t sent them out yet, you could give the link for your wedding website (many are free) where you explain the registry/gift card thing.

Post # 5
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not trying to be impolite, but I don’t think etiquette sticklers are the only ones who would consider that rude. Not only does it show that you expect a gift from your guests, it dictates exactly what people should get you. Gift cards are essentially cash for the stores you choose. Please do not put anything on or with your invitations. If you insist on sharing your preference for gift cards, rely on word of mouth or possibly your wedding website.

Post # 6
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I put registry info on a website, and the website in with the invites.  So as to not offend anyone with registry info.

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