We are sending out evening invitations and want to let guests know that we have a wedding list available but don't want it to sound as though they are obliged to buy a present. How should we word this?
It is generally considered ill-mannered and tactless to mention, or even enclose, a wedding list with the invitations as this could be interpreted that buying a gift is conditional upon accepting the invitation. However, it is very common now to mention the gift list in the invitation.
It's really up to you but I don't think you should mention your gift list to guests who are only invited to the evening reception. If they want to buy you a gift, they will ask if you have a gift list, but if they are only coming to the evening, they may just send a card.