With these restrictions, how would you let your guests know about your preferences? Word of mouth is the traditional method. Make sure your bridal party and close family know what your needs are and where you are registered. Another great way is to create a wedding website ( get one for free on theknot.com or weddingwire.com) and include links to your registries there. You can include a lot of other useful information for your guests like directions, hotel information and more too! You can then include a small enclosure card in your wedding set that lets guests know for more information they can visit your wedding website.
This is often a touchy subject but one I feel pretty strongly about. Part of my job as a custom designer is to educate you on what is considered proper by the traditional standards of etiquette. If you request something in your invitation that is not traditionally correct I will let you know what is considered correct but I will always give you the option to "go your own way" so to speak and overlook traditional standards. In the end these are your invitations, and I will follow your wishes.
It should be noted that sometimes cultural traditions need to be taken into account. For example in Indian cultures it is considered acceptable to add a line " no boxed gifts" which means they would like to receive cash gifts.
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