DEAR MISS MANNERS: My fiance and I are in a predicament. We are getting married and have pretty much everything we need for household items. We don't have room for more towels, sheets, etc. I don't need china; I'll inherit the family china someday. We could, however, use money (I know that's tacky). How do we let our guests know that we would prefer money rather than gifts we don't need? Is there a proper way to do this?
GENTLE READER: There is no proper way to be tacky. Miss Manners hopes this doesn't come as too much of a shock to you.