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Gifts at destination wedding What to specify when guests are paying so much just to be there


#1 User is offline   cberry 

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My fiance and I are getting married in Scotland next summer. We live in the UK but our families are travelling from India, USA and Canada.

Given that the average guest is already spending ~$1,000+ USD to attend, what is the most polite way to deal with gifts? Neither of us are very keen on the idea of a gift register, and I personally think the most polite thing would be to discourage gifts altogether (fiance would disagree here!) - but I'm wondering if there is a basic etiquette in a situation where guests are paying so much just to attend.

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Dear Cberry,

There is no difference in this situatation and all other weddings. No mention of gifts should be made in any wedding correspondance, other that shower invitations. But, if guests ask you can verbally inform them that gifts are not important.

Best wishes,
Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca

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