My mom is retiring this year - And I'm in charge of her retirement party -
My mom's giving me her guest list and I am sending the invites. I was just wondering what the protocol is for requesting donations toward a gift - I know this sort of thing happens, but I am clueless about organizing it. I can't think of a polite way to word it. I can't even decide if it's rude or not to even mention it. Should I add something like "If you would like to contribute to the purchase of a gift card to XYZ, please contact me at xxx-xxxx"?
I dunno. Like I said: clueless. Party planners, help me out!