As me and my fiance will have lived together for 5 years by the time we get married next year we really don't need any toasters, towels, plates etc etc (and hubby to be has strictly forbidden me from buying any more candles or scatter cushions for our home lol!) I have been thinking of asking for money as a gift that we can either put towards the honeymoon or the deposit on our house. I've been looking at poems that ask for money and have taken my favourite bits from each one and added my own little bits in and have came up with this:
We’ve lived together a few years now,
we have pots and pans and linen and towels,
we have glasses and plates, in fact quite a few,
so we really don’t need anything new!
We just want you with us to celebrate our day,
but if you do insist on a gift anyway,
what we’d really like is a gift of money,
we hope you don’t think that 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.
What do you think??
American and other brides feel free to comment but please bear in mind that in England is it common to send a gift list or a poem like this with the invites, and guests expect it. I have asked a similar question before and got a barage of American brides telling me how rude I am and have no class!