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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickyBee View Post
    A friend is getting married soon & I'm thinking about stealing her 'no presents' bit. 'As our household is well set up & after relieving so many presents at the engagement party, we request no gifts on the day. There will be a wishing well but as your presence is our present we sincerely hope you do not feel obligated to put anything in there.'

    She means every word of it & doesn't expect many people to use it.
    See, I think that is lovely. I personally have no problem at all with something like that . I would leave something in the wishing well for sure. (not that you need my approval lol, but just for the purpose of discussion...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickyBee View Post
    I was at a wedding about 9 years ago where the sister in law of the bride was saying this about a gift. 'They only got them a cheap crappy gift & after my in laws paid x amount for them to come and celebrate.'

    A friend is getting married soon & I'm thinking about stealing her 'no presents' bit. 'As our household is well set up & after relieving so many presents at the engagement party, we request no gifts on the day. There will be a wishing well but as your presence is our present we sincerely hope you do not feel obligated to put anything in there.'

    She means every word of it & doesn't expect many people to use it.
    Just curious, why would you even mention the wishing well if you don't want people to give you anything? Sounds like a not-so-subtle way of asking for money otherwise.

    Not directed at you Chicky Bee, but all these people that say 'we have everything' - surely you don't have EVERYTHING. My DH and I were together for a few years before getting married and yes, we had all the basics, but we didn't have a wishing well. People gave us candlesticks, a fancy dinner setting, silver photo frames, crystal vases etc. and I'm so glad they did! Because I'll be able to pass that stuff onto my kids one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    See, I think that is lovely. I personally have no problem at all with something like that . I would leave something in the wishing well for sure. (not that you need my approval lol, but just for the purpose of discussion...)
    She's a doll - informed me that with having to travel & find a baby sitter, she'd be more annoyed if I got her anything than if I didn't. I figure next time we go shopping & she spots something she wants for the house, I'll just get it for her on the spot.

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