[Wedding Etiquette Filter] no gifts expected, unless you really wanna
July 30, 2014 5:56 PM Subscribe
We've invited some people to our wedding reception that aren't close family or lifelong friends, but good friends and colleagues whose company we enjoy, and have been warm and enthusiastic about celebrating with us. We would like to convey that our invitations to them absolutely do not come with the expectation of gifts.
posted by redlines to Human Relations (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
At the same time, we don't want to make a hard and fast command of "no gifts", since some people might genuinely want to get us something. (I personally get a lot of pleasure out of gift-giving, and would be a bit offended if I was told to lay off.)
Invitations have been sent out with no mention of gifts either way, but we have a wedding website (and needless to say, no registry). We're not interested in the charitable donations route either.