When deciding how to word your wedding invitations, you’ll probably have lots of questions. From figuring out how to word your RSVP cards to knowing exactly how to format the addresses on your envelopes, it can be an overwhelming task!
When couples are navigating wedding invitation etiquette, we often get asked the same question over and over again – “can we include our wedding registry information on our invitations?”
The answer to this question is always (always, always, always), no.
Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Registry on Wedding Invitations
But, why? Whyyyyy? This is the most common response we hear from brides and grooms and hey, we get it. After all, your guests will want to provide a gift to the happy couple, right? So why wouldn’t you want to give them the information they need so they can get a gift you actually want?
The reason is simple: you aren’t inviting guests to your wedding to get a gift. So don’t make your guests question for a moment that you might be.
Guests who want to give a gift will find their way to your registry. And, you can help them get there through three appropriate means:
1. List Your Registry On Your Wedding Website
Your wedding website should be full of extra information for your wedding guests such as travel information, hotel blocks and yes, your wedding registry. Add a section with links to your registry and include a sweet message that makes it clear that you’re not after a gift grab.
Here are three examples of how to word your registry info on your wedding website:
While your generosity is so appreciated, please know that your support and love are the best gift we could wish for!
Megan and Jamie are registered at:
Target and Amazon
Megan and Jamie’s wedding registry can be found at: www.zola.com/meganandjamie
Your friendship and love is the best gift of all. Instead of gifts, Megan and Jamie request that guests please make a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, a charity that is near and dear to their hearts.
2. Yes, Put Your Registry On Your Bridal Shower Invitations!
Unlike your wedding, the intention of your bridal shower is to, well, SHOWER the bride with gifts! It’s absolutely appropriate for the host to list your registry information on your bridal shower invitations.
The scoop on where you’re registered will naturally spread from your shower guests to your wedding guests, trust us!
3. Let Your Registry Spread Word of Mouth
Never underestimate the power of chatter. Traditionally, this was the only way to communicate registry information. Trust in the power of people to find the info they need. Also, trust in the power of group texts.
Best wishes as you plan your day!
xoxo – the Team at Ann’s