Monday, March 1, 2010

Straw poll

Apologies to people who read both this and my Facebook page; I recognize that there is significant overlap between the two. Bt what do people think of the concept of giving wedding guests the alternative of giving gifts to charity rather than items from the registry?

To anticipate some possible comments: 1)Yes, I've done some perfunctory Googling and looked at what etiquette columnists have to say. I'm more interested in what people's off the cuff reactions are. 2)No, I would not actually include such a request in a wedding invitation.

1 comment:

  1. I find this sort of bloodless and would probably give a gift card rather than make a donation in someone's name (if no registry option was available---if both were presented, I would recoil and then buy a salad bowl the couple picked out).

    I find the idea of making donations in other people's names just sort of generally off-putting, though. Maybe if the person's dead, okay, but otherwise I'd rather give them the money and let them donate it if they want.