We love brides and party planners who make a commitment to the environment! Here’s a letter from a reader who is doing just that:
Our friend would like guests to *not* wrap the gifts they bring to her wedding shower. Her reasoning is a neat idea because not only are we saving $6-10 on wrapping paper and a bow, but it’s saving all the paper and bows from being thrown right into the trash. Every little bit to help the environment, right?
Of course, it also avoids someone taping all those bows onto a paper plate for the bride-to-be to wear as an ever-so-tacky hat.
My question is, how do I eloquently state the request for no wrapping paper or bows on the wedding shower invitations?
Thanks for the advice,
Thank you for writing in Letitia! This is a great idea, and we’re more than happy to help find a solution. Our etiquette experts suggest one of these options for your bridal shower invitations:
[Honoree] requests unwrapped gifts.
Help save a tree and leave your gift unwrapped.
Help us go green in style and leave your gifts unwrapped.
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