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Now-standard phrase printed in very small font at the very bottom of even very lavish wedding/reception invitations. Intended primarily to dissuade people from bringing useless regifted boxed gifts or enormous bouquets that will wilt in 2-3 days; has varying degrees of success, from moderate to minimal, often with the result that everyone simply brings a cover instead. This is quite all right, for the aforementioned phrase may well have been printed on the cards for decorum's sake only ("How can we actually *ask* for gifts? Na baba na, no-one does that these days!") and against the wishes of at least one greedy immediate-family member who is hosting the reception and who will secretly count the takings the next morning.

Usage

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mehta
solicit your presence
at a reception to celebrate the wedding of their son
Mrigen
to
Radhika (d/o Mrs. Beena and Mr. Sunil Sawhney)

Venue:
Time:
Date:

Blessings Only Please

Added 2011-09-29 by simbly

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Function, Marriage Season, Cover