We are getting married this year and had a similar dilema.
We found out that Co-op travelcare have honeymoon cards say, " x & x have requested a donation towards their honeymoon instead of a more traditional wedding gift", then on the reverse gives details of how to make a contribution.
We sent these out with the invites, and it does not seem to have offended anyone, and if we pop in to pay a few more pounds off the holiday ourselves, they can tell us who else has paid some off and how much we have left to pay.
i cant be doing with a miserable lot tonight. would say thanks for the input but you've not helped. not asked for your opinion, just asked for a way of wording something. i know our guests were more than happy to put money towards something we really wished for.
And why can't people have a wedding they can afford! Save up first and pay for it yourself or just have a smaller celebration. A wedding is about two people commiting themselves to one another for life not an extravagant party that they can ill afford or expect others to pay for.
I agree. I find it amazing that one the one hand this "couple" are working all hours to pay for the wedding and meal for the benefit of their guests, then promptly ask them for money. Why not just charge them for the meal? Problem solved.
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