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New Zealand Weddings Planner - - Gift Registry -

SPREAD­ING THE WORD

While in­clud­ing reg­istry in­for­ma­tion at the bot­tom of your in­vi­ta­tion is a sure­fire way to en­sure all guests know about your reg­istry, do­ing so is gen­er­ally seen as poor eti­quette. It im­plies that re­ceiv­ing a gift is just as im­por­tant as your guests’ pres­ence at the wed­ding, which of course is not the case. One easy way of dodg­ing the eti­quette mine­field is by arm­ing your fam­ily, bridal party and other close friends with the reg­istry in­for­ma­tion, and al­low­ing them to spread the word. Trust us – word will spread as guests grad­u­ally con­sult each other. Al­ter­na­tively, con­sider set­ting up a wed­ding web­site that de­tails any use­ful in­for­ma­tion such as ac­com­mo­da­tion, venue di­rec­tions and, yes, your reg­istry in­for­ma­tion. Safe­guard against feath­er­ruf­fling by word­ing it care­fully. See sugges­tions to the right. Keep it taste­ful, sin­cere and to-the-point. “Your at­ten­dance at our wed­ding is the best present we could ask for. If you did wish to bring a gif t, how­ever, and you’re strug­gling for an idea...” Then, in­sert your reg­istry in­for­ma­tion:

FOR THE TRA­DI­TIONAL

...we have set up a reg­istry at Stevens.

FOR THE HON­EY­MOON FUND

...you can con­trib­ute to our hon­ey­moon at Flight Cen­tre.

FOR THE CASH FUND

...a voucher or cash con­tri­bu­tion to help us get our kitchen in work­ing or­der would be truly ap­pre­ci­ated.

FOR AN ART WORK

...we have set up a reg­istry at Art­bay Gallery, where you can con­trib­ute to an art­work that will com­mem­o­rate our big day.

FOR A WED­DING SUP­PLIER

...we would love to keep our wed­ding mem­o­ries vivid. You can con­trib­ute to our wed­ding film fund at wanakawed­ding­films. co.nz.

AF­TER THE EVENT

Send thank-you cards within three months of “I do”. Per­son­alise the mes­sages i.e. if some­one gave you a mug set then men­tion how you’re en­joy­ing us­ing them for your morn­ing cof­fee. In the case of a cash gift, give the guest an idea of what the money went to­wards. Even if some­one didn’t buy you a gift, send a card thank­ing them for their at­ten­dance.

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