For whatever particular reason, sometimes all couples want is cash as a wedding gift. If you’re wondering how to politely ask for money instead of gifts for your wedding, we’ll provide you with some tips, as it’s a task that requires some additional wisdom and discernment.
Our tips on how to ask for cash as a Wedding Gift
Tip 1 – Use Cash Registry Website
You can create a free all-in-one Cash Registry Website, with solutions like Zola or Honeyfund, where your guests can contribute money for your wedding.
This particular solution is on a trend for the past 10 years and it’s been more used recently.
Honeyfund is a particularly interesting cash registry if you’re looking to fund your honeymoon as it has fun breakdowns where guests can upgrade your services.
Tip 2 – Don’t Ask For Money On Your Wedding Invitation
That’s the number one place where you shouldn’t ask for money gifts (or any sort).
Instead, put that information on your wedding website. You then can (and should) include your wedding website for your wedding invitation.
Tip 3 – Specify How You Will Use The Cash
Cash is way more impersonal than gifts, so explaining directly how you will use the money can make guests feel more connected to the two of you and your plans.
Share your plans on your wedding website and add a personal touch to it so the guests can feel more connected to your lives and plans.
Tip 4 – Ask Your Parents and Wedding Party to Spread the Word
Make sure to let your parents and bridal party know that you’d prefer cash (as well as why) and encourage them to tactfully spread the word. Chances are guests will ask them what they should get you, and this will prepare them to share what you’re saving for.
Tip 5 – Don’t Forget a Traditional Registry
Even though we’ve already discussed the importance of a digital cash registry website, there are always some guests who prefer to give you a physical gift, so make it easier for them by registering for a selection of items you want.
Tip 6 – Set Out a Box of Cards at the Reception
Not everyone will be prone to give you their money via the digital cash reception. Whether because they don’t know about it, or they don’t know how to.
Instead, they’ll bring a check or cash to the reception.
Get a card box that you can designate for cards at the reception.
An expert tip would be to ask your planner or maid of honour to periodically check the box throughout the evening, and put the cards in a safe place, to avoid any worries.
We hope you find the content useful in the planning of your wedding. If you do have any additional doubts about this topic or any other topic around weddings, you can contact us.
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