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Ask Kate: Asking For Honeymoon Vouchers

August 6, 2013

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.


My intended and I are considering asking for travel agent vouchers instead of using a guest list. How do we go about asking our guests for this instead of presents?


Traditionally it was considered bad manners to include a gift list in your invitations, as it implies that attendance is reliant upon buying you a gift. These days however it is more acceptable and many couples are now asking for travel agent’s vouchers instead of having a traditional gift list. The simplest way to do this is to include a line such as this:
“As we already have everything we need for our home, we will not be having a traditional gift list.

Instead, if you would like to get us a gift, we would be grateful if you could make contributions towards our honeymoon.

This can be done via Thomas Cook either on their website or by visiting a branch.”

You could also consider using a poem such as:

“We’ve lived together quite a while
with all our pots and pans,
and as we don’t need homely gifts
we’ve got another plan!

We know it’s not traditional
and not the way it’s done,
but rather than a wedding list
we’d love a bit of sun.

So if you’d like to give a gift
and send us on our way
a donation to our honeymoon
would really make our day!”

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