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    The weddings I have been to where it was no gifts meant they wanted cash- wasn't presumed it was what they wanted perhaps that's why it gets mixed up- as no gifts often means cash only lol

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    I'd be offended & confused as to what to do if a Wedding invite said no gifts. I would assume that others would bring gifts anyway and I wouldn't want to be the only one who didn't bring a gift. If you have a Myer gift registry you can elect to get the stuff delivered to you after the Wedding so people don't even need to bring it with them if plane travel is an issue. If you (or your family) speak to the guests you can let them know that you aren't really expecting gifts given the fact that they have to travel, but I wouldn't put it on the invite.

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    We didn't specify no gifts on the invite, but we verbally told people. We only had a small wedding and we often don't like getting gifts from people in the first place as we have quite specific taste, hate knick knacks and I'm not a fan of registries. I also didn't want money as we have enough of our own and we buy stuff when we want/need it and our wedding was near Christmas so cash would be tight for some people.

    DH's parents gave us $500, my grandfather gave us $1000, DH's work gave us a $300 Myer gift card, my boss gave us $200 voucher for dinner at our favourite restaurant and friends gave us just wedding cards which was nice to keep. Some friends overseas paid for our flights to be upgraded to first class (but they are ridiculously overly generous!).

    For us, it was really about sharing our day with people we love. We don't like/ask for gifts for any occasion.

    If I'm going to a wedding, I'll give something on their registry (if they have it) or give money so they can always buy/use it how they want. If they said no gifts, I would still give some money because I can, however I don't expect this in return.

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    We made up a little poem for our invite that basically said that we'd been living together for years so our house was full and the best gift they could give us was to attend our wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaryGirl View Post
    We made up a little poem for our invite that basically said that we'd been living together for years so our house was full and the best gift they could give us was to attend our wedding.
    We did this too! Still got presents!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparklebug View Post
    The weddings I have been to where it was no gifts meant they wanted cash- wasn't presumed it was what they wanted perhaps that's why it gets mixed up- as no gifts often means cash only lol
    I didn't think of this! On the invite it has 'we don't want any presents but would love your presence'

    Cheesy I know! But I didn't know what else to put. I hope people don't interpret that to mean we want cash only? I hope not. What would you assume?

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    We said no gifts or money on our invites, but got given a good sum of money from fil, my mum and dad gave some money and we also got given some money from dh's relatives in Ireland. But friends and other relatives who attended did not give gifts or money

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiedough View Post
    I didn't think of this! On the invite it has 'we don't want any presents but would love your presence'

    Cheesy I know! But I didn't know what else to put. I hope people don't interpret that to mean we want cash only? I hope not. What would you assume?

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    No, not cheesy, it's cute
    In that case, I guess it's different. Invitations we were give were worded quite differently. Perhaps let a few of the louder guests know before hand it really means no pressies, they can spread the word lol

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    We said donate to charity. Still got a couple of gifts, but really, really thoughtful ones.

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    I haven't done this for a wedding, but I did it for my daughter's first birthday. The invites said: 'I have so many toys already, it's really not fair that so many children in QLD don't, so please donate to the QLD flood appeal."

    I had one friend donate to the QLD flood appeal, and the rest gave us toys. Lots and lots of toys. *sigh* Something I was trying to avoid, because she had too many toys, plus I'm picky about toys.

    My mother was all 'I knew it!" She said she had a registry, and not a single person bothered to get her anything off it.

    If I got married, I'd probably link to a registry, but then personally tell everyone "Don't worry about getting me a pressie, since you are travelling all this way!"
    Because I don't want gifts. I know what I like, and what I don't like, and I hate getting junk and stuff I don't need.
    But if you DO get me a gift, here is what I like...


 

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