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  • Gift List wording

    • MayDay
    • Joined on 16 Apr 2008
    • United Kingdom
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    Evenig ladies

    I am planning of having little A6 postcards within our invites, 1 for directions, 1 for the reply card and 1 for the gift list. I was just wondering what wording you have chosen for the gift list details? We will probably have our list at John Lewis. I would like to say something like we have set up a gift list, but please don't feel obliged to buy us a gift...but gentler wording etc etc. I need a header for the card too rather than just 'Gift List details'. Any ideas??

  • Re: Gift List wording

    • MayDay
    • Joined on 16 Apr 2008
    • United Kingdom
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    Oh forgot to say that I'm not keen on the poems either (don't want to offend anyone - they're just not my style). Thanks

  • Re: Gift List wording

    JL will give you little cards to include

  • Re: Gift List wording

    Perhaps you could head it up "Guest Information" and put something like we did:

    We do not expect presents but if you wish to, we have a gift list at John Lewis which will open on x date.

    You could then include additional info e.g. venue rules e.g. parking, on the day timings, taxi numbers & hotel details.

  • Re: Gift List wording

    We've got our list with JL and they do give you cards to include but decided not to use these as they're normally the first thing to fall out of the envelope and I didn't want that with our invitations.

    So, we just put a short line at the bottom of our information sheets - which had directions, hotels, contact details etc on as well. We fussed a lot over the wording but in the end we decided to just be straightforward about it - people will buy a gift if they want to, they won't if they don't, so we just wrote:

    'Should you wish to buy a gift for sdaisy22 and H2B, they have a gift list at John Lewis, list number 123456. The list is open for 8 weeks from 14th September. You can buy a gift online www.johnlewis.com, by phone 01234 567891 or in store.

    I think it was also a bit easier for us to word it like this as the invitations came from my parents, not from us.

  • Re: Gift List wording

    sdaisy22:

    We've got our list with JL and they do give you cards to include but decided not to use these as they're normally the first thing to fall out of the envelope and I didn't want that with our invitations.

    So, we just put a short line at the bottom of our information sheets - which had directions, hotels, contact details etc on as well. We fussed a lot over the wording but in the end we decided to just be straightforward about it - people will buy a gift if they want to, they won't if they don't, so we just wrote:

    'Should you wish to buy a gift for sdaisy22 and H2B, they have a gift list at John Lewis, list number 123456. The list is open for 8 weeks from 14th September. You can buy a gift online www.johnlewis.com, by phone 01234 567891 or in store.

    I think it was also a bit easier for us to word it like this as the invitations came from my parents, not from us.

    WSS!!! Yeay - common sense prevails!!!!!  Thats EXACTLY what we did - no p**sing around saying we don't want presents etc etc - everyone knows how awkward it is broaching with the wedding present thing - I would just say it like it is!

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    Sorry was that a bit harsh? Didn't mean to be! Smile

  • Re: Gift List wording

    We put "Having you at our wedding is the most important thing to us and we don't expect gifts. However, if you would like to give something, we have a gift list at John Lewis. The details are enclosed and you can order in any John Lewis store or via the John Lewis website."

    Then I just included the cards with the invite. Most people do want to get you something and appreciate the guidance, so chill out about it. Almost everyone has a wedding list and no-one's going to think you're gift grabbing lunatics only out to get a new toaster.

    Pen

     

  • Re: Gift List wording

    • MayDay
    • Joined on 16 Apr 2008
    • United Kingdom
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    Thanks everyone I 'googled' it the other day and on some other wedidng forums so many people said it wasn't 'etiquette' to add into the invited which seems alot of tosh to me as I wouldn't be offended. In fact, I'd be pretty confused about what to buy without it. Thanks again!

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