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    • danni_b_2012
      CommentAuthordanni_b_2012
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    Hey Guys,

    Hope you can help me with a few questions. Basically Im looking for a poem, that asks people for money instead of gifts towards a honeymoon, but i dont want it to sound rude.

    Also do you send these with the invites? I have got a box for the cards with money in that my mum has decorated for us, but this also has a space on the front for a sheet of A4 to say what its for, do I put the same poem on here?

    Im confused! lol Thanks for any advice in advance! x
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    • CommentAuthorXbox widow
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    This is the one I got off the bay of e:

    The most important gift to us is to have you share our day but should you wish to contribute in some other way, then help us on our honeymoon in our chosen paradise, a little extra spending money would be really nice.

    These are printed on little cards in your chosen colour with a picture of a plane at the top pulling a just married banner and a picture of a cocktail at the bottom. We put them in with our invites.
    I think the space on the front is where you put your names and the wedding date, I have seen cards printed for this also on the bay of e for afew pounds.
    Hope this helps xx
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    • Sijen
      CommentAuthorSijen
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    We haven’t got a wedding list, the reasons we’ll explain,
    It’s to save you all the hassle as shopping is a pain.
    We thought we’d ask you all for something else instead,
    A small contribution towards a holiday in the med.

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    • CommentAuthor
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    we havent got a gift list, for all of you to see,
    Coz as you all know, we never can agree.
    So if you'd like to help us, to start our married life,
    Money towards the honeymoon would really please the wife


    xxx

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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    We asked for money or honeymoon vouchers when we got married - and put a poem in with the invites. This is the one we used (and nobody took offence, as we were given money by everyone in the end).

    Our Wedding

    We’ve been together for a few years now
    and have a lovely home.
    There are not too many items that
    we don’t already own.
    So please don’t be offended
    and please don’t think we’re brash
    If you’re thoughts were on a present
    we ‘d much prefer Thomas Cook vouchers or cash.
    The choice is really up to you
    and we would like to say
    We hope you come and enjoy yourselves
    on this our special day

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    • kaycrunch
      CommentAuthorkaycrunch
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    We've used this:

    If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way,
    A gift of cash towards our honeymoon would really make our day.
    However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own special way.

    x

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    • kimi1987
      CommentAuthorkimi1987
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 5th 2012
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    were having:

    The date has been set and we’d love you to come,
    To celebrate our wedding, a long way for some,
    All you must do, is decide what to wear,
    Then polish your jewellery and comb up your hair.

    Don’t worry about gifts, don’t buy us a yacht,
    The things that we need, we’ve already got.
    Our home is quite compact, we may have to move
    Then our storage and space will surely improve.

    Don’t go out shopping or get yourself stressed,
    Don’t alter your plans for a pre wedding rest.
    If you want to be generous, despite what we’ve said,
    Then save all the hassle and do this instead….

    Don’t know how to word this but will give it our best shot…
    Contributions are most welcome, we’ll go somewhere hot!
    A honeymoon would be marvellous, to start off our life.
    In our long winding journey, as new husband and wife!

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    • CommentAuthorXbox widow
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    I dont think people would be offended because people expect to be buying a wedding gift or giving a gift of money because its tradition, it does'nt mean they have to give you an expensive gift or a large sum of money. Its a good idea the wedding website but what about people who may not have access to the net?
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    • CommentAuthorMrs B
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    How about using the one kim1987 said and just take out :

    Our home is quite compact, we may have to move
    Then our storage and space will surely improve.

    The sentence previous to this could then be added on to the bottom of the one prior or the one after x
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    • lows
      CommentAuthorlows
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    This is ours, i liked the light hearted feeling of it.

    Please find within this poem,
    information just for you,
    With some rules and regulations,
    that we both insist you do.

    The first one is vital,
    if you're to be our guest,
    To eat, drink and be merry,
    or do your very best.

    The second is an order,
    so don't bring two left feet,
    as when the evening comes around,
    you MUST dance to the beat.

    The third rule can be broken,
    we really do not mind,
    but if you choose to follow it,
    thank you for being kind.

    We've been together for a few years,
    and have a lovely home,
    so there are lots of items,
    that we already own.

    So if your thoughts were on a gift
    your presence will suffice,
    but if you really feel the need,
    then money would be nice.

    The choice is really up to you,
    and we would like to say,
    we hope you come, enjoy yourselves,
    and have a lovely day.
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    • JennyTembo
      CommentAuthorJennyTembo
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    We know it's not traditional
    It's not the way it's done
    But instead of a wedding list
    We'd like a bit of sun.

    Please do not think of us as rude
    Please do not take offence
    We do not want to upset you
    That's not the way it's meant.

    We've lived together quite a while
    And all the bills are paid
    We've got our plates, our pots and pans
    Our plans have all been made.

    So if you'd like to give a gift
    To help us celebrate
    Some money for a honeymoon
    We would appreciate

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    • JennyTembo
      CommentAuthorJennyTembo
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    When thinking of a gift for us
    We ask if you’d please consider
    Contributing to our honeymoon
    to make it all the sweeter.
    Our house is full of all the things
    a couple could require,
    and so a holiday away
    is what we most desire.
    Then while we're relaxing on the beach
    or by the pool so blue
    we'll sit back and know
    that it is truly thanks to you!

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    • JennyTembo
      CommentAuthorJennyTembo
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    Alas! Friends and family, in sin we've been living,
    And if you're not yet sure what you plan on giving,
    We have dozens of towels and a toaster or two,
    Plenty of cutlery and glassware too.
    Some memories to last for ever,
    Is what these newlyweds will truly treasure.
    We dream of visting faraway lands,
    So come to you all, begging bowl in hand!
    The gift we require needs no wrapping or tags,
    But we hope it will help us to pack our bags,
    And fly away on our first trip together,
    A honeymoon to remember forever.

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    • mrscookiecrew
      CommentAuthormrscookiecrew
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 6th 2012
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    bookmarked. we want to do the same thing as we've been living together a long while (way too long lol) these poems are all brilliant x

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    • Tikobear
      CommentAuthorTikobear
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 9th 2012
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    Hmm..I'm starting to change my mind about not including a poem now :)
    I think I might..like what was said above, it WAS tradition NOT to ask for gifts, hwover times have chnaged!

    I have a feeling I will defo be using one of these!!

    Thx ladies, you've made me feel much better about asking now!!



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    • HelenW
      CommentAuthorHelenW
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 9th 2012
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    I'm also bookmarking this discussion" We'll be doing the same thing( and i think its pretty normal these days!). My sis got married a couple of yrs ago and did this and no one was offended. x

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    • mrscookiecrew
      CommentAuthormrscookiecrew
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    can i ask u guys something?! what happens if you dont get enough money for the honeymoon? will u still be able to go on honeymoon???? im just havin a problem with it all. this is what we're meant to do but my mother has put a dampener on everything. we dicided on a honeymoon. really good deal for £2587 in mexico and she said not everyone will give money. and basicaly if we dont get money for it then we dont have a honeymoon which would devistate me and h2b as the last hol we went on i ended up being taken ill in hosp as i collapsed and have been ill ever since.

    sorry to stray off the convo a bit x

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    also wold have been nan and grandads anniversary <3
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    • JennyTembo
      CommentAuthorJennyTembo
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    well towards the end of getting everything for the wedding hopefully we are going to start putting some aside for the honeymoon, and then on top of that money from the guest think my mum will put some in the fund.. and if we havent got enough stright after the wedding then we will continue saving for the honeymoon till we do, aleast all the guests have still contributed towards it. :) xx

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    • lows
      CommentAuthorlows
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    If you can afford to pay for the rest yourself them i would book your honeymoon and then use the money to pay it off.. but if you will only be able to afford to go on what people give you then i would suggest just waiting till after the wedding and then booking a holiday for the money you have.
    xx
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    We'd already booked and paid for our honeymoon by the time we'd sent out our poems, as the honeymoon usually has to be paid weeks in advance unless you're booking last minute. We booked with Thomas Cook and were told that if we were given vouchers, we could take them into one of their branches and they would credit us with the value back onto the card we paid with.

    We were only given cash though, so used some for spending money on honeymoon and banked the rest for things we might need for the house etc.

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    • FitchMcCombe
      CommentAuthorFitchMcCombe
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    We're going to just have something in the country after the wedding, a romantic cottage break or something like that, and then we can continue adding money to the guest gift pot until we have enough for a second honeymoon abroad! x
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    • Sijen
      CommentAuthorSijen
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: May 10th 2012
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    Word of warning girls, we didnt think this one through until people have started asking.

    Our poem said "...holiday in the med" as we're going to Spain which is all booked. But we are staying with friends and don't really need too much money, but I have had 3 people asking if we'd prefer euros instead of pounds. Now I'm panicking others will just get euros and we'll end up with loads ha. Can never please a bride ey?

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    • danni_b_2012
      CommentAuthordanni_b_2012
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2012
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    We havent booked a honeymoon as the wedding was a cancellation, so weve concentrated on getting that sorted. Which is why we wanted money for the honeymoon. We havent booked it as we are going to take a late deal with however much we have. I am not fussed where to be honest as long as we have a week or so together after all the stress! lol x
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    • CommentAuthorNikitaL
      Posted: May 12th 2012
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    We are not bothered for a traditional honeymoon, we just want a holiday with our son :) but we won't book anything till we know what money we have. I couldn't imagine booking a holiday that cost thousands! :o but I would if we had the money. We thinking of a cottage in glastonbury :)
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    • danni_b_2012
      CommentAuthordanni_b_2012
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2012
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    Hey All,

    Thought you might like to know what I decided on. Well i decided to design my own as our wedding is a peacock theme and I couldnt find anything relevant. Chose a poem which suited us and had a play about in photoshop. Printed them off yesterday on some card and punched them with a heart, must have only cost a couple of quid..

    The poem I found was..

    We are sending out this invitation
    In hope you will join a celebration
    But if a gift is your intention
    May we take this opportunity to mention
    We have already got a kettle and toaster
    crockery dinner mats and matching coasters.
    So rather than something we've already got
    We would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot
    But more importantly to request
    That you come to our wedding as our guest.
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    • marie08
      CommentAuthormarie08
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 14th 2012
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    im loving that poem danni.It makes it clear that the guests are more important than the money thou it would be nice. :-)
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    • GemmaT78
      CommentAuthorGemmaT78
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 14th 2012
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    Im stuck with a poem can anyone help me please!
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    • roberta90
      CommentAuthorroberta90
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 18th 2012
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    some good poems on here ladies! we are going to ask for travel vouchers instead of just money, it's so easy to spend money lol!
    x
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    • JennyTembo
      CommentAuthorJennyTembo
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 27th 2012
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    Bumping ...xx

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    • Vickie
      CommentAuthorVickie
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 27th 2012
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    Had a email from a supplier advertising stationary and they sent us some options. (We are making own invites so think the company got my address from wedding fayre). This is the best one I have found.

    We really hope that you can join us
    On our special day
    You’ll make our memories complete
    In every single way
    We do not have a gift list
    And we know you’ll understand

    Our house and contents are complete
    With pots and plates and pans
    But should you really want to give
    And celebrate this way

    Then we would appreciate your help
    To send us on our way
    A contribution to our honeymoon
    In a land quite far away

    But most importantly, we request,
    You come to our wedding as our guest
    To share with us our special day
    And have some fun along the way
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    • sarahjo89
      CommentAuthorsarahjo89
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 27th 2012
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    we've seen these two poems so far...

    "If you were thinking of giving us a gift,
    to help us on our way,
    then a gift of cash towards our home*
    will really make our day
    but whats most important of all
    you really mustnt forget
    what we really want from you
    in that you be our wedding guests" *you could change this for Honeymoon


    "Our life together has already begun,
    we have almost everything under the sun.
    If you were thinking of buying a gift,
    a little extra money would give us a lift.
    But most importantly, we request,
    you share our day as our wedding guest.
    Now that we've saved you any fuss,
    we cant wait for you to celebrate with us."

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    • mtwi
      CommentAuthormtwi
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 27th 2012
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    I put this on our website / invites - it's a little tweak from one I found online

    The date has been set and we'd love you to come,
    to celebrate our wedding, a long way for some.

    All you must do, is decide what to wear,
    then polish your jewellery and comb up your hair.

    Don't worry about gifts, don't buy us a yacht,
    the things that we need, we've already got.

    Don't go out shopping or get yourself stressed.
    Don't alter your plans for a pre wedding rest.

    If you want to be generous, despite what we've said,
    then save all the hassle and do this instead:

    Don't know how to word this but will give it our best shot.
    Contributions are most welcome, we'll go somewhere hot!

    A honeymoon would be marvellous, to start off our life,
    in our long winding journey as husband and wife!

    Engaged after 11 years on a surprise trip to Bruges 12Oct11
    And not waiting a year longer! Getting married 11Oct12

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 18th 2014
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    Bumpity bump

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    Had our dream perfect honeymoon in Hawaii!

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    We're using this and it is going in with the invites. We've tweaked it a bit because it had a line about having high street vouchers and H2B thought if we kept it in that's all we would end up with.

    You're invited to our wedding day when we both say "I do"
    And the most important thing to us is sharing our day with you.
    As we've been "I doing" (for at least a year or two)
    There's no wedding gift list as the things we need are few.
    So if you'd like to give a gift to help us celebrate
    Some money towards our honeymoon we would appreciate
    The choice is really up to you, and we'd really like to say,
    That the very best gift is you, with us, on our special day.
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    • RachelW22
      CommentAuthorRachelW22
      Posted: Oct 27th 2014
     
    We know its not traditional, its not the way its done
    But instead of a wedding list, we'd like a bit of sun

    Please do not think of us as rude, please do not take offence
    We do not wish to upset you, that's not the way its meant

    We've lived together quite a while, and all the bills are paid
    We got out plates, our pots and pans, our plans have all been made

    But if you'd like to contribute towards our honeymoon
    We offer you our heartfelt thanks, with love the bride and groom
 
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