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Poems descreatly asking for money as gifts


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wendy woo

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We live together and have everything we need plus both been married before and feel really bad about making a gift list etc.. however people are asking what we would like!!!!

Anyway perhaps putting in one of those poems which asks for money towards honeymoon if people do want to give would be the easiest option....

Does anyone know any good poems or have any other ideas?

xx

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aimee21j

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I would just ask outright (although I am not putting anything). I really am not keen on the poems.

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If you look on our wedding path, hubby wrote a bit which I also printed out and put in with invites.

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Poems are the opposite of discrete IMO - the only way to be discrete is not to say anything and then tell people when they ask. I would put a simple sentence n explaining that gifts are not expected but if you want to give something money towards x would be welcome.

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I do like the poems, I will be careful who I give them to though, some older generations of the family wont be getting them cause it was tradition in their time never to give gift lists or anything but I know they will ask my mum who will tell them money lol. The poem we're using is....

If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.
A gift of cash towards our house, would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own way.

In a wedding invitation,
You usually find some lists,
For venues, menus and hotels,
And also for the gifts

But this one is unusual,
It comes in a different way,
As we're not asking for presents,
But for something else today

Now please don't think we're selfish,
Or that this comes from greed,
But we've lived together for a while,
So there's not that much we need

We would appreciate help though,
To send us on our way,
And allow us to have our honeymoon,
In a land quite far away

So now the point of all this rhyme,
The thing that we would like,
Isn't towels, toasters or microwaves,
But pounds and pence alike

And now you know the reason,
Behind this cheeky accord,
Please help to give us memories,
Of a dream honeymoon abroad

For a couple of years we’ve lived in sin,
we have a toaster, a kettle and a stainless steel bin,
saucepans and towels we have many,
corkscrews and flannels we don’t need any,
we just want you with us to celebrate our day,
but if you insist on a gift anyway,
What we’d really like is a gift of money,
we hope you don’t think we’re being funny!
We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best,
as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests

We know it's not traditional
It's not the way it's done
But instead of a wedding list
We'd like a bit of sun.

Please do not think of us as rude
Please do not take offence
We do not want to upset you
That's not the way it's meant.

We've lived together quite a while
And all the bills are paid
We've got our plates, our pots and pans
Our plans have all been made.

So if you'd like to give a gift
To help us celebrate
Some money for a honeymoon
We would appreciate

WE HAVEN'T GOT A WEDDING LIST
THE REASONS WE'LL EXPLAIN
IT'S TO SAVE YOU ALL THE HASSLE
AS SHOPPING IS A PAIN

WE THOUGHT WE'D ASK YOU ALL
FOR SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD
A SMALL CONTRIBUTION
FOR US TO TAKE A HOLIDAY IN THE MED

SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE
TOWARDS OUR HONEYMOON
WE OFFER YOU OUR HEART FELT THANKS
WITH LOVE THE BRIDE AND GROOM

We are sending out this invitation
In hope you will join a celebration
But if a gift is your intention
May we take this opportunity to mention
We have already got a kettle and toaster
crockery, dinner mats, and matching coasters
so rather than something we have already got
We would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot
But most importantly we request
That you come to our wedding as our guest

This is the one we're using!


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There were some discussions about poems a while back, so without revisiting them (I'm sure you could hunt them down if you want, in my past posts if not otherwise), I can say that a lot of people thought that telling people directly was much better.

Most people, if you don't give them a gift list will just give money. And if people are already asking, you can tell them straight then. Once you have told a few people word of mouth will get the rest around. Anyone who still doesn't want to give money wouldn't be swung by a poem, and would probably be offended by one.

Poems aren't discreet, they draw attention to what some people think is a little bit rude. They also make a show of disguising or averting possible offense, which further draws attention to the offense, as well as potentially insulting peoples intelligence.

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I have to disagree strongly, i dont think in ANY way it insults peoples intelligence. If, like us your guests are spread out and don't know each other (so word WON'T get round) its a nicer way of saying money would be a better gift than something that will sit boxed for a few years before ending up in a charity shop or car boot sale. I personally would rather give a gift that would be appreciated and wanted! I've asked a lot of my close friends and family about the poem and they all agree its a good idea. Remember, you know your guests and if you think there are some that would be offended by a poem then leave them out and if and when they ask you what you would like you can tell them then.

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we are using this one:


If you’re thinking of a gift for us
we ask if you would consider
contributing to our honeymoon
to make it all the sweeter.
Our house is full of all the things
a couple could require
and so a holiday away
is what we most desire.
Then while we're relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we'll sit back and know
that it is truly thanks to you !!


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bouncing for my own benefit... just found this is google when searching xx

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I found a good one thats short and to the point.

We havent got a gift list for all of you to see,
because as you all know we never can agree!
But if you'd like to help us start our married life,
cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife

think we gonna use that now instead of gift list