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Ask Kate: Giving to charity

August 8, 2012

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.


We have everything we need for our house and would like it if our friends gave money to charity rather than to us. How would we word the requests for this?


That’s a wonderful idea. The best thing for you to do is to put a note inside your invitations saying something like:

… &…

have decided not to hold a wedding list

However should you wish to buy them a gift

they would be very grateful if you would

make a donation to their favourite charity

(charity details)

Should you require more information please phone…(your number)

I would also recommend contacting the charity of your choice to ask how guests can donate easily – perhaps they will be able to set up a special charity gift list for you.

Kate x

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