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How do I tell my guests NOT to bring gifts to the DW!?

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#1 KLaBate54

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    Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

    Just wondering what everyone did or plans on doing about telling your guests not to bring any type of gifts to the DW. Even though I don't expect people to bring gifts anyway (since they're traveling so far for us), I have a feeling some still will. I really don't want to have a lot of extra stuff to travel back with, and I also don't want to be carrying a lot of money with me that people may give us. We're having an AHR a couple months later, where we would prefer to have people bring gifts instead. Now I'm just trying to think of a way to let people know this. Thanks for your help!

    #2 NaM

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      Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:54 PM

      Do you have a website? Post it on there. Or word of mouth...have your parents, grandparents, bridal party spread the word.

      #3 Butterflyf369

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        Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:59 PM

        I sent prewedding brochures and told my guests no presents. It worked, we didn't have to bring back anything except a couple of cards. People will give you gifts anyway...

        #4 JuneWeddingDreams

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          Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:00 PM

          We did something similar - we sent pre-travel packets to everyone and we placed a nice note in there that said we do not want gifts that their presence is present enough. We asked that they please respect our wishes and that we will enjoy having them there with us to help celebrate. We figure our guests are spending a lot of money to travel we don't want them purchasing any gifts for us.

          Hope this helps!
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          #5 loua4

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            Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

            i like the idea of using your website, and word of mouth. That is what I am going to do. good luck.

            #6 PVBride2010

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              Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:03 PM

              I did a FAQ on our wedding website & made sure to add this topic in there. I do bring it up when I talk to or run into the people that are going, I said something like "we appreciate the thoughts of gifts but your presence alone is your gift to us."

              #7 KLaBate54

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                Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:04 PM

                Thanks for all of your help! I think I may post it on our website...I will have to have a backup though for those who don't look at it often, so I might try to have it be work of mouth too!

                #8 SeptemberBride

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                  Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

                  I would create a website, put your requests

                  #9 mmshaughness

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                    Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:01 PM

                    Good ideas ladies! I think I will include this info in my brochure :)

                    #10 momichele

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                      Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

                      Good ideas. I was also wondering what to do. Thanks

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