Bridal Etiquette
giving & receiving wedding gifts



Bridal etiquette is not merely knowing how to write thank you notes. When receiving wedding gifts it is not good etiquette to mention them on the wedding invitation. It is appropriate, however, to slip a bridal registry card into the same envelope as the wedding invitation (along with the rsvp note).

At the back of the wedding registry card you can attach a small note, informing your guests, politely letting them know the registry is there for their convenience and they are not to feel obliged to purchase from the registry.

Here an example below; you may want to write this note in a word document and copy and paste the text so it will fit approximately 8 notes to a page. Cut them up and staple the small note at the back of the registry faced outward, so your guest does not need to flip it over.



Dear guest

There's no obligation to buy a gift from the bridal registry. As you are a valued guest at our wedding, your company is all that is requested. We have selected a few items from this store to make it easy for guests who may want to buy a gift and do not have the time to shop, this service is available for your convenience.

Your Sincerely

(bride & grooms name)

Please note; this example is only a suggestion and for those of you who are conscious about what to do about gift receiving and wedding registries.

The Bridal Registry

If you choose to have a bridal registry, pick a reputable store that is available in most towns, as it is easier for your guests to get to. The registry needs to be convenient for your wedding guests.

A Honeymoon Registry

If you have a honeymoon registry, let your guests know by word of mouth or via wedding website. The goal of any wedding reception is to celebrate the union of two people with love and goodwill. There is no polite way of asking for cash gifts. There is also no way of making `money trees' and other cash-showing gimmicks, classy. They can appear a little tacky and should be avoided. Gifts are a privilege not a right.

When Giving Gifts

Some guests will still prefer to give a tangible gift, so having wedding or bridal registry information available is advisable. Guests who wish to give cash instead of a present should do so at their own discretion. There is no formula for this but it has been suggested that cash or gift should be equivalent to the value of a plate at the reception.

When Sending Invitations

Before sending out your wedding invitations, with regards to wedding etiquette, be absolutely specific in the invitations. Find out the names of partners and spouses of people you wish to invite and get them right. This means a phone call. This is also the ideal time to inform your guests of your policy towards inviting children, dates for unwed guests and even gifts registries or cash gifts.

 

Wedding Blog

What's New

Wedding Engagement

Free Online Announcements

Engagement Proposal Ideas

Making The Announcement

Engagement Favors

Engagement Party Planning

Engagement Gift Ideas

Engagement Party Toasts

Wedding Proposal Poems

Engagement Invitation Wording

Wedding Preparations

Wedding Timelines

Wedding Emergency Kit

Wedding Ceremony

Ceremony Order Of Service

Wedding Ceremony Music

Sample Wedding Programs

Bible Ceremony Readings

Romantic Ceremony Readings

Wedding Aisle Runners

Ceremony Decorations

Bridal Showers

Bridal Shower Cake Ideas

Bridal Shower Favors

Wedding Music

Reception Songs & Music

First Dance Songs

Father Daughter Dance

Mother Son Dance

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception Checklist

Reception Order Of Events

Master Of Ceremonies Script

Wedding Decorating

Reception Decorations

Ideas For Centerpieces

Wedding Ceremony Decorating

Wedding Cakes & Ideas

Wedding Cakes Gallery

Wedding Cake Guide

Over 500 Cake Designs

Bridal Shower Cakes

Cake Prices & Cost

Make Your Own Cake

Recipes For Buttercream

Recipes For Fondant

Cake Toppers

Wedding Cake Toppers

Bouquets & Flowers

Bouquets & Flowers

Pictures Of Bouquets

Different Bouquet Types

Do It Youself Wedding Flowers

The Flower Guide

Meanings Of Flowers

The Bridal Party

Wedding Party Duties

Wedding Etiquette

Bridal Makeup

How to Apply Makeup

Eye Makeup Techniques

Asian Eye Makeup Tips

Wedding Transport

Wedding Car Hire

Car Decorations

Wedding Stationery

Invitation Etiquette

Invitations & Stationery

Invite Wording Examples

Bomboniere & Favors

Wedding Favor Categories

Wedding Attire

Wedding Dress Gallery

Colored Wedding Gowns

Your Shape & Figure

Wedding Gown History

Lingerie & Underwear

Buying Lingerie Online

Sexy Honeymoon Lingerie

Styles of Lingerie

Tips: Choosing Bridal Lingerie

Plus Size Bridal Lingerie

Plus Size Lingerie Models

Wedding Accessories

Bridal Accessories

Bridal Veils & Tiaras

Wedding Veils

Wedding Tiaras

Wedding Garters

Wedding Gloves

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Bags & Purses

Wedding Budget

Budget Calculator

Loans & Insurance

Personal Wedding Loans

Wedding Event Insurance

Wedding Speeches

Wedding Speeches & Toasts

Honeymoon Travel

Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoon Travel Checklist

Croatia Holiday Guide

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photo Checklist

Photo Retouching

Before & After Retouching

Your Wedding Website

Create a Wedding Website

Do I Really Need One?

Wedding Anniversary

1-70 Wedding Anniversaries

Anniversary Party Favors

Anniversary Gift List

Sample Invitation Wording

Anniversary Quotes

Miscellaneous

Wedding Countdown Clock

WEDDING Resources

Bridal Newsletter

WEDDING Links

SEARCH This Site

Contact

About Me

Contact

Subscribe

XML RSS
What is this?
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Google






WEDDING CAKES GALLERY

Wedding Cake Gallery
Wedding Cake Gallery




WEDDING CEREMONY PROGRAMS

Wedding Ceremon Wording Examples
Wedding Program Examples


21 STEP WEDDING CEREMONY GUIDE

21 Step Ceremony Order of Service Guide
Wedding Ceremony Order of Service




DIFFERENT BOUQUET TYPES

Different Bridal Bouquet Styles
Wedding Bouquet Types


WEDDING RECEPTION TIMELINE

Wedding Reception Order of Events
Wedding Reception Order of Events


WEDDING DECORATIONS

Wedding Master of Ceremonies Script
Decorating Wedding Receptions


EMCEE SCRIPT

Wedding Master of Ceremonies Script
Master of Ceremonies Script


WEDDING PHOTO CHECKLIST

Wedding Photography Checklist
Wedding Photography Checklist


DIY WEDDING MAKEUP

Step by Step - Do it Yourself Wedding Makeup
Do It Yourself Wedding Makeup


ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Online Engagements


WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Gift List By Year


"SPOT THE DIFFERENCE"
slide mouse over image


Photo Retouching
Have your Photo's Retouched
Click to See My
Before & After Gallery