| Originally Posted by Sloan |
I recently received an invite to a friends wedding and right at the bottom of the invite said "monetary gifts only".
how to ask or suggest for only money as a wedding gift
Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:06 PM
| Originally Posted by frazali |
Ewwww! Now that's tacky.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:54 PM
I just did STD/invitations and didn't put anything on there at all about gifts. When I have a shower, I want my MOH to stress to the guests that this is simply a bridal shower get together and that no gifts are needed. This is truely what I want. I'm so tired of traditional showers where we play games, eat, and the bride is so busy with gifts. I want to socialize with my friends/family. I will register for sheets and towels for those who insist on getting a gift, and then the MOH can suggest money towards the wedding.
My friends and family all know me. I'm sure most of the gifts will be cash anyway so I'm not concerned.
http://www.michaelsteingard.comMichael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs
Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:37 PM
Your best bet is to pass the word to your parents and they can subtly mention is to those who ask. Ex: "Oh what would they like? Well, it's hard to say, I know they __________ (add in ' are saving up for a down payment, 'are hoping to travel', 'have everything they need.') so maybe money would be best."
That way you aren't faced with the dilhemma of asking, but it is still mentioned. But you're going to have to face the fact that some people just wanna buy you "stuff" so they can wrap something tangible and add to your lives on a material level.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:46 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:10 AM
Now that I am planning a DW, I am saving a huge chunk of cash so I can look at that as my 'monetary gift.' Therefore, I will tell my guests not to bring gifts; I would not want them to throw more money into my wedding than they have already anyway. Heck, if I don't even want to throw a lot of money into it, why should they?
Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:08 AM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:50 AM
| Originally Posted by Tonir |
My fiance and I have lived together for 6 years so we can totally relate. The problem is, if you do not register in hopes of just getting money people will buy you all sorts of tacky things that they want to buy you and you'll have a HARD time returning. I would rather be inappropriate but discrete and we are registering and plan on returning many of the things for cash instead. I know it is not ideal, and COULD backfire, but I think it's better than asking for money up front.
why not just register at Bed,Bath & Beyond - you can return EVERYTHING there for cash!!!
Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:55 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:10 PM
"In lieu of gifts the parents of the bride have set up a wishing well for couple"
This way you only get cards (usually filled with money) instead of large packages of things you already have lying around the house.
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