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    Help with wedding invitation wording

    Helping my friend plan her wedding and we have finally got the invitations completed. We are now in the process of completing an extra sheet with information on the venue, directions etc.
    For gifts, she is asking for cash instead of presents. What would be the best way to word this?

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    come to my wedding.......... bring dosh.

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    MinstrelMan;5007648

    come to my wedding.......... bring dosh.



    Nice!!! Have to rep you for that one.

    Hmm its always an interesting thing.

    Maybe she can type out a list like in a registry but with money amounts instead.

    So....

    £1
    £5
    £10
    £20
    £30
    £40
    £4000 lol

    I dunno how you could word it, if it was me I'd rather have money too, maybe you could just put that the couple would rather just receive money to use on there honeymoon instead of gifts?

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    starsparkle2311;5007650

    My friend is getting married next weekend, her invite says 'if you wish … My friend is getting married next weekend, her invite says 'if you wish to give a wedding gift, donations towards a honeymoon would be grateful'.Straight to the point, lol, she's getting a tenner:thumbsup:



    Sounds good!. Thanks SS. I also take it she is not a good friend!!!

    Shelby25;5007654

    Nice!!! Have to rep you for that one.



    can anyone really help though? I mean its a personal invite, I seriously would wirte what I said becuase thats my sense of humor and totally me (given I'd only send it to my side of the family - half of her side is scottish, so I know they wouldnt bring a present anyway :lol:)

    See just after something generic?

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    MinstrelMan;5007677

    can anyone really help though? I mean its a personal invite, I seriously … can anyone really help though? I mean its a personal invite, I seriously would wirte what I said becuase thats my sense of humor and totally me (given I'd only send it to my side of the family - half of her side is scottish, so I know they wouldnt bring a present anyway :lol:)See just after something generic?



    Something generic, that does not sound too rude really. A lot of people take offence when people ask for cash.

    we have just sent out invitations and asked for vouchers instead of presents as we havn't got a house to move into yet. we didn't put anything on the invite but included a seperate piece of paper instead. it just said something along the lines of 'as you may be aware we have yet to find a house to move into. if you feel that you would like to buy us a gift then please could you buy us vouchers instead.'

    this isn't the exact wording as i'm at work but thought it might help.

    Chris

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    AshleyRFC;5007657

    Hmm its always an interesting thing.Maybe she can type out a list like in … Hmm its always an interesting thing.Maybe she can type out a list like in a registry but with money amounts instead.So....£1£5£10£20£30£40£4000 lolI dunno how you could word it, if it was me I'd rather have money too, maybe you could just put that the couple would rather just receive money to use on there honeymoon instead of gifts?



    Thanks. I like the above idea but can see many people taking the cheapest gifts and leave the expensive ones. Our friends are real cheapskates (sp?)

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    chrisapplegate;5007717

    we have just sent out invitations and asked for vouchers instead of … we have just sent out invitations and asked for vouchers instead of presents as we havn't got a house to move into yet. we didn't put anything on the invite but included a seperate piece of paper instead. it just said something along the lines of 'as you may be aware we have yet to find a house to move into. if you feel that you would like to buy us a gift then please could you buy us vouchers instead.'this isn't the exact wording as i'm at work but thought it might help.Chris



    Thanks for that. Yeah, we too are doing it on a seperate piece of paper.

    How about something along the lines of...."It's your presence we want/require rather than your presents. However, if you wish to buy us a gift we would be (very) happy to receive contributions to our honeymoon"

    Or to be more truthful..."This whole day is costing us a huge amount of cash, which we'll be paying for for years to come. Therefore, any contributions to the cost, especially large ones, would be very gratefully received in this time of credit-crunch madness"

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    starsparkle2311;5007762

    yes my friend did that, just a little note clipped onto the invite.



    A little note....ummmm! The ones I am doing is a double sided piece of A4 paper. I think I talk too much

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    tuckeral;5007785

    How about something along the lines of...."It's your presence we … How about something along the lines of...."It's your presence we want/require rather than your presents. However, if you wish to buy us a gift we would be (very) happy to receive contributions to our honeymoon"Or to be more truthful..."This whole day is costing us a huge amount of cash, which we'll be paying for for years to come. Therefore, any contributions to the cost, especially large ones, would be very gratefully received in this time of credit-crunch madness"



    The first is quite classy but like the second, as it is straight to the point! Thanks for that

    Add a picture of Bob Geldof from Live Aid, and quote his words "send us your ----------- money!"

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    pugw$sh;5007810

    Add a picture of Bob Geldof from Live Aid, and quote his words "send us … Add a picture of Bob Geldof from Live Aid, and quote his words "send us your ----------- money!"



    Lol. Stylish!
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