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If its a charitable donation I don't see any issue with putting it on your invites. You could also send out a newsletter type thing before the wedding and mention that if anyone was planning giving a gift that you prefer them to donate.

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Here in Mexico is normal and expected to put the registry info in your invites.. everyone does it, even the richest people..
hey anny! yep, this is exactly why we're sending out two sets of invites, one in spanish for all the guests from mexico, and one in english for all the americans. the american people would shit themselves and think we were tacky if we put our registry info in with the invite, but we're including it in the mexican invitations since that's custom. isnt that weird how something here in the US is considered a fauxpas but in mexico, its totally normal?

i posted about this in some other thread, but FI and i actually once got an invitation to a wedding in mexico, and the people getting married were rich. instead of the normal little enclosures from Liverpool or Palacio de Hierro, they put a little card that had their Banamex account numbers on it!

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i posted about this in some other thread, but FI and i actually once got an invitation to a wedding in mexico, and the people getting married were rich. instead of the normal little enclosures from Liverpool or Palacio de Hierro, they put a little card that had their Banamex account numbers on it!
hahahahaha that's funny! but yeah they're doing that now.. they even put an envelope on the invitation and say they want money instead of gifts..

I think it's great that we do this in Mexico hehe, also I love that shower gifts is always money..

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I didn't include it on mine, if people ask them we will tell them. Wishing Wells are very popular in Australia also as most people live together before they are married and have everything.

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When we sent out our invites to come to Cuba, we added on the invites that if they couldn't make it, we would be having a reception bbq in the summer. Then, on a separate peice of paper, we wrote in a little blurp about how we really don't need anything, and that the only thing we really would like is for people to either come to Cuba or to the celebration party afterwards. If they wanted to send gifts, please don't as we have everything already. We cute out this paper and added it to the envelope with the invite. That way its not ON the invitation...but is sent along with it.

My FI and I come from HUGE groups of friends and family. The problem became that, even though your MoH of family should spread the word you don't want gifts, it would be impossible to let EVERYONE know...as our friend circles don't interact with each other. We put it on our website too...but we have MANY non-computer people. It was just easier to include it in the invites. I will take pictures of our invites and post them. They were very simple...nothing fancy at all. They were postcards from Vista, our registry was a business card...and then we wrote out our gift requests on paper.

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We're doing boarding pass invites too, but we're putting only printing our wedding website on the invite, with a registry link on the site (and we're still debating whether to even do that). But if you're doing a charitable registry, then I think it's not a big deal to put it on the invitation. If I saw that on an invite, I would think it's really sweet...

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No one that we are sending invites to will be coming so I just stuck the info in. I would never ever put registry info on formal invites if I was getting married in the states or if I was having many guests. But since I am being "nice" and sending invites out to friends and family that arent able to come just to make them feel included... I figured what the hell! Only 2 people are coming to our wedding...if thats considered a wedding at all!

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I know I am a little late commenting on this but I do have a strong feeling about this topic. I believe everyone knows, without saying so, that if you don't register you are looking for monitary gifts it kind of goes iwthout saying. But it is tacky to put any registery info on any invites you send out, including Shower Invites. By doing so you are putting your guests in a situation to have to purchase a present. That should be up to them, not suggested in formal invitations. Word of mouth or even better is the Wedding Website, which is what most people are doing now. It is the best channel to use to send out registery info. Also if people want to get you something, they usually ask you where you are registered. Even if you are doing a charitable dontaiton, it still puts guests in a sticky situation if you post that information on your invites because it is still asking for something.

 

Having a guest witness your special day, is the true gift anything else is just bonus.

 

If all else fails you could only invite Italian or Jewish guests they don't do gifting only monitary gifts. Just kidding, thought I would make a funny since this is such a touchy topic anymore:) I am Italian....

 

For us DW brides a nice way to post it on your site is "No Boxed Gifts Please"

 

Cheers

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