Strict wedding etiquette deems asking for gifts directly on a guest invitation to be in bad taste and inappropriate. While guests want to know what you and your fiancé need and want for your wedding, seeing a request for gifts on an invitation can be off-putting and make a guest feel like they are only being invited for gifts. However, there are two etiquette approved options for asking for gifts for your wedding when sending out invitations.
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Measure and cut a piece of card stock for each invitation that is roughly three inches in height and four inches in width.
Use a felt tip pen to write a short list of items you and your fiancé would appreciate receiving, such as linens, dishware or appliances.
Include one request card with each invitation envelope. Although asking for a gift on the invitation is rude, including a request card is perfectly acceptable.
Set up an online gift registry through the store of your choice. Include a variety of gifts within every price range. Make sure the registry has a custom URL with your name in it, making it easy for guests to confirm when they visit.
Measure and cut a piece of card stock paper for each invitation that is roughly one inch in height by three inches in width.
Use the felt tip pen to write down the link to your wedding registry on each piece of card stock. Include one of these papers with each invitation to direct your guests to your registry.
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