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Old 09-03-2009, 07:43 PM
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Hi girls and guys,Does anyone know a good and polite wording to be put on a wedding invitation to request money instead of gifts?I have the following sample, but sounded lame:"Your presence at our wedding is present enough, so don't worry about what to buy as we have plenty of stuff! However, if you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way, a gift of money towards our honeymoon would really make our day."Anyone got other ideas?Thanks.

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:58 PM
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It is rude and tacky to mention money or gifts on your wedding invitation. If you don't want gifts don't register and have your close family spread the word
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:12 PM
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I dont care how "cute" the poem is, there is no nice or polite way to request money. People will give you money if they feel so inclined. For you to request it is presumptuous and rude!
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:26 PM
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I think that word of mouth would be more appropriate.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:41 PM
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In our culture, it is normal to have a gift list so people know exactly what you need. It is the modern way to request money instead of gifts. That happens if the couple has been living together for some time and already has stuff. I like the wording that you suggested. I think it best to put that on a separate slip within the invitation, rather than on the invitation itself. That way, people who like to keep invitations as memorabilia do not have to see your money request every time they read the invitation.
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