A polite way to say No Gifts Money only

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familyofbugs Posts : 1 Registered: 6/4/10
A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 4, 2010 3:42 PM

This is both our second marriage and we have already combined our household. Is there a tactful way to request no gifts but if you would like to give money? We keep joking and say that we are going to tell people we are registered at BevMo! and Bank of America!!!
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MsDenuninani Posts : 3,962 Registered: 3/16/07
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 4, 2010 4:39 PM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

Oh, how I wish there was! This question comes up a lot, and the answer is always the same -- nope, there's no real way other than to not register at all, and just spread the word that you have everything you need. In your situation, being older and on your second marriage, if I were a guest, I wouldn't expect a registry at all. I'd probably try and get creative, (like food or wine), or I'd give $$ that I'd want you to spend on a honeymoon.

Wish I had a different answer! Believe me, it comes up a lot.


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August28th Posts : 153 Registered: 1/28/09
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 4, 2010 4:56 PM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

There is no polite way! Just don't make a registery and I think most people will understand.

True love is like a ghost which many talk about but few have ever seen.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 4, 2010 6:18 PM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

Dear Bugs,

" Is there a tactful way to request no gifts but if you would like to give money? "

No. There is no "tactful" way to shake down your friends and family for cash.

Your guests are not human ATMs.

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bride4life Posts : 499 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 5, 2010 11:01 AM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

disregard everything Kelliflowers wrote.....especially the invitation one....DO NOT WRITE CASH ON THE INVITE......

There is no polite way to ask for cash only.....the only thing you can do is not register....other than that I will tell you the same thing I tell my preschoolers "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit"

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myras Posts : 396 Registered: 2/26/10
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 5, 2010 2:29 PM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

PP's are right, with a slight exception. You can spread the word to your family and bridal party that IF people should ask what you want, they can be told that you prefer cash. And IF anyone asks you, you can imply (tactfully, as in, "Oh, we really have everything we need already") that you prefer cash. Otherwise, the policy is "Don'task; don't tell."
myra@classysassyweddings.com

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Rose217 Posts : 474 Registered: 8/9/08
Re: A polite way to say No Gifts Money only
Posted: Jun 6, 2010 5:57 PM Go to message in response to: familyofbugs

We weren't looking for stuff or gifts, so we didn't register.

Most people gave us a card and money.

Must be a correlation, no? ;)

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