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It is never proper for the bride and groom to out and out request any sort of gift----even the place of registry is only mentioned in a shower invitation, not a wedding invitation or announcement. Most people who bring you gifts will give you either something from your wedding gift registry, or cash. If it's from your registry, you can usually return it and get something else that you like better. If you would rather have gift certificates, the only thing you can do is spread the news via word of mouth and hope that word gets around.