We are having a destination wedding summer 2021. It is a small wedding 30ish people and we feel strongly that if everyone is flying down for our wedding and staying at the hotel to celebrate US then they should not feel obligated to also get us a gift. To us, the gift is that they came. Is there some special wording we should put on the invitation to indicate this, without sounding tacky?
Some people will want to get you a gift anyway. I wouldn’t decide for them. Just don’t include a registry, or say something like you being there is the greatest gift of all, so we decided not to have a registry.
I agree with the others. Just leave it off. When people ask if you are registered , just tell them you don’t want anything but for them to come. We did that and some people still gave us money and gift cards even though we didn’t want anything.
We didn't put anything on the invitation itself, but we did put on the details card “No gifts please. Your presence is our present!” like PP have suggested
I know a lot of etiquette guides say anything related to gift registries should go onto wedding websites. We were doing a smaller scale wedding, and didn't have a wedding website. I figured before wedding websites became a thing gift registries were probably on the details card