Erica Davies
Erica Davies 7 Dec 2017

hi - question. im not doing a registry for gift. how can i word it on...

hi - question. im not doing a registry for gift. how can i word it on invites. wedding not til 2020. but just want people views on it now. fiance and i live together. thanks

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 7 Dec 2017

We aren't doing a registry so we put: "Please know that your presence is the best gift you could provide. Please do not feel obligated to give anything else. But should you feel inclined, we are very much looking forward to our honeymoon and any contribution towards that will always be sincerely appreciated.". You could put something a long that line. My cousin didn't want anything so they asked for guests to donate towards a charity instead.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 7 Dec 2017

Hi we aren't doing a gift registry either :)

Dianne Few
Dianne Few 7 Dec 2017

Hi we are two second time rounders and have lived together for quite a while so there really is nothing that we need. As we are both retired we don't really need anything and Ive looked the various poems going around but to be honest they strike me as being a bit naff. so how do we word something that is NOT NAFF please?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Dec 2017

I'm not putting anything on mine, just the invite :) I really dislike invites that have a gift registry or ask for money. Personal opinion before anyone says anything :p

Christine Daly
Christine Daly 7 Dec 2017

We aren’t having one, we haven’t written anything in the invitations either. So we’ve left it entirely up to the guests x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Dec 2017

There’s a wedding poem asking for money instead of gifts if ppl want to ... just google wedding poems there’s a few variations x they’re for ppl that don’t need or want the usual wedding gifts

Bryony Hamm
Bryony Hamm 7 Dec 2017

On my invites we have been very brief but have asked people to look on our website. We didn’t want to put anything but then I was worried that we might either get similar presents or things we don’t need. So our preference would be money towards our honeymoon. However, I know some people would rather buy gifts so we will also include an amazon list which we will only give to people if they ask. I’m not sure how we are going to phrase it!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Dec 2017

we're not doing gifts or asking for anything we lived together for 9 years, wouldn't mind one of those coffee machines with the pods lol x

Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith 7 Dec 2017

I've literally just put this on my invites less than 5 minutes ago, this is what I've gone with -
We don’t want to offend but we have it all,
All household goods and so much more.
To save you shopping, sit back and rest,
A gift of currency is our request.
Don’t go overboard or rob any banks,
Any little thing will make us smile with thanks.
Now that we have saved you all the fuss,
We’d love it if you would come and celebrate with us!

Kendal Cooke
Kendal Cooke 7 Dec 2017

Some ask for a donation to honeymoon

Teresa Burns
Teresa Burns 8 Dec 2017

A member uploaded image

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

We didn’t put anything c

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

We Arnet writing anything to do wth gifts or money on our invites. X

Erica Davies
Erica Davies 8 Dec 2017

thanks ladies. have noted down things you have said.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

We didn't put anything. Personally I think that most people tend to five monetary gifts now anyway and those that were unsure tended to ask what 3e wantd/needed (although we still told them we just wanted them to attend and have a good time!)

Jennifer Charlton
Jennifer Charlton 8 Dec 2017

I was going to put a little poem in but decided against it, not everyone can afford to give money vouchers and can feel embarrassed putting 5 or 10 quid in a card.... so I've decided if they want to get up a £3 frame we will be very grateful... it's very much a personal opinion though x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Dec 2017

We didn’t have registry or anything on the invites. We lived together before the wedding. People mostly gave money, but did have some vouchers and a few gifts too.

Jessica Bateman
Jessica Bateman 10 Dec 2017

We have not put anything on our invites. If we get gifts/money it’s a bonus but not asking for anything.


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