It is becoming more and more common for couples to live together before marriage, because of this they already have all the essential home wares which are the usual traditional gifts given at a wedding.
To avoid receiving gifts that you’ve already got or things that you don’t need, a popular choice is to ask for money as a gift. Some brides and grooms may feel it is better to ask out right where others feel a subtle poem may be more appropriate.
Guests will appreciate you telling them what you are putting the money towards, for example, to put towards a honeymoon, or a deposit on a house, or a donation to a charity.
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We are sending out this invitation
In hope you will join a celebration
But if a gift is your intention
May we take this opportunity to mention
We have already got a kettle and toaster
crockery, dinner mats and matching coasters
So rather than something we’ve already got
We would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot
But most importantly we request
That you come to our wedding as our guest
We don’t want to offend but we have it all,
All household goods and so much more.
To save you shopping, sit back and rest,
A gift of currency is our request.
Don’t go overboard or rob any banks,
Any little thing will make us smile with thanks.
We supply the wishing well,
No wrapping, an envelope who can tell.
Now that we have saved you all the fuss,
It would be appreciated if you would come
And celebrate with us
Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list of dishes
We have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves
We require a house for which we have to save.
If you would like to give us a gift,
A cheque or vouchers would give us a lift
We like to think of it as our ‘wishing well’
Which will be filled with your love, we can tell.
If you were thinking of giving us a gift, to help us on our way.
A gift of cash towards our house, would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own way.
So what do you get
For the bride and groom
Whose house needs things
In every room?
When shopping for a present please don’t be rash
As there is always the option
To just give cash!
We hope you don’t find
Our request to be funny
But we really would appreciate
A gift of money
We lived together before this wedding
So we have a home, full of toasters and bedding
So what to get for the bride & groom
Whose house is set up in every room?
To save you looking, shopping and buying,
Here’s an idea you might like trying!
We need (new flooring) and (a new table) too,
But registering for huge items ain’t the thing to do
So please put some money into a card,
Now make a wish…. see, that wasn’t hard!
Now we’ve saved you all the fuss,
We hope you’ll come and celebrate with us!
A (wishing well) (money tree) will be at the reception hall
To deposit your wishes… Thanks and love to all.
We haven’t got a wedding list,
the reason we’ll explain,
is to save you all the hassle as shopping is a pain,
We’ve been together for a while,
And have most things we need,
So vouchers, cash or cheques would be gratefully received,
The choice is yours, so please don’t fuss
the most important thing of all
Is that you come and celebrate with us!
But, if you’d like to contribute,
to our soft & cosy rooms,
Our heartfelt thanks go out to you
with love the bride & groom
We know it’s not traditional
It’s not the way it’s done
But instead of a wedding list
We’d like a bit of sun.
Please do not think of us as rude
Please do not take offence
We do not want to upset you
That’s not the way it’s meant.
We’ve lived together quite a while
And all the bills are paid
We’ve got our plates, our pots and pans
Our plans have all been made.
So if you’d like to give a gift
To help us celebrate
Some money for a honeymoon
We would appreciate
For a couple of years we’ve lived in sin,
we have a toaster, a kettle and a stainless steel bin,
saucepans and towels we have many,
corkscrews and flannels we don’t need any,
we just want you with us to celebrate our day,
but if you insist on a gift anyway,
What we’d really like is a gift of money,
we hope you don’t think we’re being funny!
We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best,
as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests
We hope that you will come along
On this special day,
To celebrate our union
In a very special way.
Together we have been for a while now,
We collected all our household goods
Before we took our Vows.
To make it easy for you
And avoid the shopping hell,
We thought that we would have
A little ‘Money Well’.
So please don’t be offended at our request,
Just seal it in this envelope
And come and be our guest.
When thinking of a gift for us
We ask if you’d please consider
Contributing to our honeymoon
to make it all the sweeter.
Our house is full of all the things
a couple could require,
and so a holiday away
is what we most desire.
Then while we’re relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we’ll sit back and know
that it is truly thanks to you!