Thanks for this. It's very helpful.
Originally Posted by torib
Found this information online:
1) Tell your close family members and close friends (wedding party) your wishes and ask them to pass along the information. This allows you to feel less awkward and gets the information out there.
2) Put it on your wedding website. I have had a few friends write on their site (under a link to â€œgiftsâ€) something to the effect:
â€œYour presence at our wedding is the best gift we could receive. But if weâ€™re honored with a gift from you, a monetary gift or a gift card would help us fill in the missing parts of our life together. If you prefer to give a gift, we have also registered at the following storesâ€¦â€
Something to that effect lets your friends and family know your preference but doesnâ€™t sound pushy at all.
3) Register with a bank. Some banks let you create a registry so that people can give directly to a â€œwedding fundâ€ or something that you want. In this economy, I wouldnâ€™t recommend that!
4) Register on the websites where you want the gift cards. Most stores let you register for gift cardsâ€¦ that will definitely make it clear to your guests.