We help many brides with their paper trousseaus and have a wide selection and variety of wedding papers and accessories that can help to make your wedding invitations uniquely yours. Brides we assist have lots of questions about those print items as they work to create a unified look and feel for their upcoming wedding celebration. We are delighted to assist and advise our brides on invitations and other items that will compliment their wedding look, and we answer questions! Some brides will say, "I want to include a card that tells guests where I am registered." Others will say "We don't want/need gifts. We are trying to buy a house and prefer money over gifts. I want an insert card to let guests know."
Our response is careful not to offend the bride, but it is advice firmly given: "an invitation to a wedding is just that...an invitation for guests to share with the couple and their families, a celebration of the marriage. It is not a solicitation for gifts."In fact, it is entirely possible that a guest could come to your wedding gift-less! You have invited the person(s) to help you witness and celebrate. If they bring (or send) a gift - that is lovely. If they can't or don't, you still welcome them. A gift is their choice, not yours.
You register for gifts for the convenience of your guests. Just because you have done so doesn't mean that each guest must abide by your choices. A registry is really your attempt to "help" your guests who feel inclined to provide a gift.
Since Bridal Registries began in the 1920s, guest have been able to find out where the couple has registered simply by asking family members or attendants. Now with the easy access to the Web, guests can go on line and access the bride's wedding site and find out the bridal registry. Either way, the information guests need, is easily accessible. Don't send enclosure cards listing your registry choice.
Likewise with requests for cash. It isn't done! Don't include it with or on your invitations. Guests can find that out the same way they discover registry choices.