Post # 1
I hope you all have some great ideas for me.
As my partner and I bought a house 6 months ago, there’s nothinow that we really need, as we’ve bought it.
I really don’t want to make a wedding list up at a shop as I wouldn’t like my family or friends to waste they’re money on expensive items that I wouldn’t buy myself or use.
Whats the polite way to say please dont buy a gift but if you really, really want to buy us something we would like the money?
Post # 3
From what I’ve read on here, you don’t really “ask” for money. If you don’t have a registry, people will probably give money as opposed to a gift as they don’t know what you want. You can also speak to your family so they can suggest that if people ask.
Post # 4
@Maddy87uk: Usually, I would say there is no way to do this without offending your guests. However, it seems that most of the women here from the UK or Australia generally chime in on these threads to say that it is common/acceptable where they are from, so you might want to get specific insight from those who are from your region 🙂
Post # 5
We dont want any gifts, so we just suggested cash to our parents, that way if people ask. Or if they ask us. There really is no polite way of asking, some people have no issue with it, but alot of people do!
You could put something like…”If you choose to bless us with a gift, monetary contributions perfered”. That way it sounds alittle better than “cash gifts”.
Post # 6
There really isn’t one. Is there a specific project/trip you would like to fund? If so, make sure people know about it so they can consider contributing for that. Otherwise, a small registry sometimes hint that you want cash.
Also, try to think of things that you would like to have, but wouldn’t normally buy yourself. Also consider things that you would like to replace. Fancy towels and sheets are usually good ideas when you aren’t sure what to register for.
Post # 7
Ashley b I like that ! Phrases it very well.cash gifts does sound very crass!
Im so excited planning the wedding, aleverything bought some pretty place cards on eBay last night, only to have an email from eBay today informing me the retailer had been shut down :-/