Like so many Brides and Grooms/Marriage Partners in this day and age, living together and building a life and a home before marriage is normal. Plus an excellent way to know you will actually be able to live together as husband and wife/marriage partners!
This means already having chosen a beautiful collection of home appliances and accessories that traditionally in by-gone days would have been given to the happy couple as a wedding gift.
So, what do you do when you don’t need a Wedding Gift Registry for household stuff?
You politely ask people to contribute in other ways. Most people will want to honour your wedding day by giving you a gift of some kind, so all you need to do is choose the wording that you will apply to your invitations, letting your guests know you would prefer a donation – of their time towards your wedding coordination or to a charity of your choice – or to your wedding costs/dinner, honeymoon or house fund… whatever is right for you.
♥ The biggest gift you can give us is your attendance at the celebration of our marriage, however should you wish to give a wedding gift, we would be more than happy to receive a donation towards our wedding fund.
♥ We will be honoured by your presence on our wedding day.
If you would like to delight us with a present, there will be a travel suitcase at the reception where we will gratefully receive all contributions towards our honeymoon.
♥ If youʼre thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way,
a gift of cash towards our wedding, would really make our day.
♥ More than just kisses so far we’ve shared, our home has been made with love and care.
Most things we need weʼve already got, like a toaster and kettle, pans and pots.
A wishing well we thought would be great, (but only if you wish to participate).
A gift of money is placed in the well, Then make a wish … but do not tell.
And in return for your kindness weʼre sure, that one day soon you’ll get what you wished for!
Check out this site for more great ideas for this kind of wording and other helpful hints.