The Best Way to Ask for Money Instead of Wedding Gifts
Creating a registry for your wedding can be a daunting task, and you can end up with a ton of things that you don’t really need . Asking for money instead of gifts is becoming more and more acceptable, but there is a right way to do it.
With a gift registry, you will likely end up with items that you will rarely use in the future, such as a fondue set, fancy plates, or crystal candlesticks . Instead, you can ask for cash as a wedding gift and put it on your honeymoon, home, or whatever. If you’re looking to ask for money, Apartment Therapy’s Taryn Williford gives an example of what you should say:
We are so lucky to be able to spend our wedding day with all our friends and family; Your presence is really all we need. Since we [have all the basic household items / we have a ridiculously tiny apartment], if you want to give us a celebration gift, we have created a registration fund that we will use to [enjoy our honeymoon / save on down payment / furnish our house together] “.
The information on your “cash register” must follow the same rules as a regular register and only appear on shower invitations or on your wedding website, not on your wedding invitations. The main thing is to let people know what you are going to spend money on, and always remember to thank them.
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