Letting your guests know what you would like as a gift for your wedding can be tricky. You don’t want to sound cheeky, but at the same time, you don’t want to end up with lots of unnecessary gifts. We have all the wording you need to ensure that you politely ask your guests for the gifts you’d like.

Traditionally, home gifts were perfect for weddings, as many couples had only just bought a house together and needed the every day appliances. Now a days, we see lots of couples tying the knot who have lived together for years, therefore owning all the home essentials.

Firstly you need to decide what you would like from your guests: Online gift lists are a very popular choice, as well as contributions to honeymoons, charity donations or no gifts at all!

From here you can think how you will word this on your invitation. We have some suggestions below to help you on your way.

Of corse, its your invitation, so these can be changed to suit you, but they will hopefully provide a guide and give you some ideas.

Contributions to our Honeymoon….

Your presence is present enough, but if you would like to buy us a gift,
a contribution towards our honeymoon would we really appreciated


If you’re thinking of giving us a gift,
to help us on our way,
a gift of cash towards our honeymoon,
would really make our day.
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!


The most important gift to us is
having you share in our special day.
But if you wish to contribute in some other way.
We would love a few pennies to put in our pot,
for our honeymoon trip after tying the knot.


In order to make our dreams come true,
We’d love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two.
Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl,
A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole.


For an overseas wedding…

You have already come all this way,
to be with us on our special day,
you being here means the world to us,
we do not require your gifts.


Many of you will travel long distances to share our wedding day with us,
so please do not feel obliged to get us anything else!
Should you wish to, we have a gift list
gift list number xxxxx


Monetary Gift…

If you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way,
a gift of money in a card would really make our day!


We would prefer your presence rather than your presents!
However if you insist, money towards revamping
our home would be greatly appreciated


While having you at our wedding is all that we wish for,
contributions towards our future together will be greatly appreciated


Your presence at our wedding is a present enough,
but if we are honoured with a gift from you,
a gift of money would really make our day.


Your presence without presents
is enough to make our day,
We haven’t made a wedding list
of gifts, in any way,
Should you wish to give us cash,
we surely won’t say no,
So we can buy the things we like
to help create our home.


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


Please choose from our Gift List…

We would prefer your wedding presence
rather than your wedding presents
but if you really do insist
then please visit our wedding gift list
Many of you will travel long distances to share our wedding day with us,
so please do not feel obliged to get us anything else!
Should you wish to, we have a John Lewis gift list
which will open in May – gift list number xxxxxx.

Charity Donations…

If you’re thinking of giving a gift,
to help us on our way,
a donation to a charity close to our hearts,
would really make our day.


In our house we have all that we need, but if you wish to give a gift,
a small donation to our chosen charity would really make us happy.


No Gifts Please…

No gifts please. Your presence is the perfect present on our special day.


We’d love your well wishes and congratulations too,
No gifts are necessary, all we really want is you!


We do not wish for presents,
we hope you do not mind,
We haven’t got a gift list,
there’s nothing we could find.
Your presence at our wedding,
will give our day a lift,
Your company is priceless,
we accept it as our gift.


No Boxed Gifts…

We kindly request no boxed gifts


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