(Closed) Wedding invite grammer

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

I don’t think it’s proper to put anything on the invite- just have people spread the word.

Or, I’ve always liked:

Your presence not presents requested.

Post # 4
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You’re not looking for gifts at all? Or is that a polite way to ask for money (I’m serious- I don’t know).

Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Cute idea, Miss Peep Toe!  Your presence are your presents. 

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

If you’d like to stay with your original sentiment, you could say:

Your well-wishes are present enough. No gifts, please.

If you’re going with Miss Peeptoe’s suggestion, you should add a couple of commas:

Your presence, not presents, requested. 

Post # 7
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got an invite to a wedding that had a insert that said something like "in lieu of gifts…".  Maybe dont write it on the actual invite.  Include a little insert along with the reply card or reception card if you are doing those…

Post # 8
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love the : "Your presence is present enough."

But I agree – don’t put it on the invite, spread the word verbally. Some people will still get you gifts and others won’t. A wedding is a gift giving occassion, I don’t think it’s necessary to tell people whether or not they can give you a gift. 


Post # 9
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with Humarock Bride.  Don’t include anything about the gifts in your invites.  But if you’re setting up a website, I’d think that you could include something small there.

And in the same vein Miss Peep Toe’s suggestion, I’ve seen a couple of "Your presence is our present." 

Post # 10
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Some people are going to want to get you a present no matter what you put on the invite. So no matter what you include there, I would try to also spread the word about your no-gift desires by word-of-mouth. Another alternatives would be to "register" for charitable donations.

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