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How to say no gifts

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:24 am

FH and I are planning a destination wedding within Australia. FH is adamant no gifts as people will be paying for flights, accomodation & maybe car hire.
I said we can't put on the invitations no gifts but do we just tell our families to say that?
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Re: How to say no gifts

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:51 am

Could we put that on our wedding website?

And...I secretly don't mind if we get gifts regardless although don't want ANYONE to feel we expect or want a gift. Seriously there presence is present enough but...who doesn't like gifts! (Well FH clearly :wink: )
 
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Re: How to say no gifts

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:10 pm

In this instance, I'd probably put it on the invite.

Something like "We know that by choosing to have a destination wedding, the costs of attending are greatly increased for our guests. As it is such a blessing for us to have you celebrate with us, no better present than your presence is possible, so please don't try!"
 
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Re: How to say no gifts

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:12 pm

rubywoo wrote:
I hate to say it, but you're gonna get gifts regardless.

I would include a separate card with your invites (similar to the RSVP card and any other info cards) stating that their presence is gift enough :)

Agreed! I think it is nice to mention that a gift isn't expected, it makes gift giving a bit more fun ;)
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