How to ask for a wedding gift of cash
How to ask for a wedding gift of cash or donations to your honeymoon fund, politely and not cause offence.
Most guests attending a wedding will give gifts to the newlyweds, not out of obligation or duty, but because they want to. Weddings and civil ceremonies are a milestone in a couple’s life that their friends and family are happy about and honoured to have been asked to share in their special day. The tradition of gift giving reflects this.
Brides and grooms often worry whether to include gift information on invitations; this anxiety is increased when they would prefer to receive cash. In many countries, the accepted way of asking for cash is to write “no boxed gifts” on the invitations. It means exactly that – no gifts that come in boxes.
The reality is, with more and more couples cohabiting before tying the knot, many of them already have the usual types of products and appliances customary to traditional wedding gifts. So if you and your spouse-to-be have enough kettles, blenders and towels, asking for cash is the natural way to go.
Nothing lightens the mood like a limerick or poem. If you’re after something short and sweet here are some of the most popular phrases couples have used to ask their guests for exactly what they want to receive. Here are a few verses which could be included in your wedding invitation.
We know it’s not tradition
It’s not the way it’s done
But instead of a wedding list
We’d like a bit of sun.
We’ve lived together quite a while
And all the bills are paid
We’ve got our plates, our pots and pans,
Our plans have all been made
We would appreciate your help though,
To send us on our way
A contribution to our honeymoon
In a land quite far away
But, most importantly, we request,
You come to our Wedding as our guest
To share with us our special day
And have some fun along the way.
When thinking of a gift for us
We ask if you’d please consider
Contributing to our honeymoon
to make it all the sweeter.
Our house is full of all the things
a couple could require,
and so a holiday away
is what we most desire.
Then while we’re relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we’ll sit back and know
that it is truly thanks to you!
We made a commitment, some time ago,
that together through life, we were destined to go.
To save you looking, shopping and buying,
Here is an idea, we hope you’ll like trying!
Come to our wedding, to wish us both well,
And please make a donation, to our wishing well.
We’ve lived together quite a while
with all our pots and pans,
and as we don’t need homely gifts
we’ve got another plan!
We know it’s not traditional
but an awful lot more fun,
to have items on our wedding list
to help us catch some sun!
So if you’d like to give a gift
and send us on our way
a donation to our honeymoon
would really make our day!!
Many of our guests have enquired
For a gift idea to be inspired
Like many young couples today
We have most things anyway
If you would like to give, it is our request
For something for our treasure chest
A gift of money you can afford
Is just what we need you can be assured
Without the help of this little pun
Our honeymoon would not be much fun.
Our life together has already begun
And we almost have everything under the sun
So we both thought we would make a suggestion
To save you from all the searching and guessing
Instead of spending lots and lots
Just put some money with your card
And place it into our Moneybox
Large amounts are not anticipated
Any amount would be appreciated
Now that we have saved you all the fuss
We can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!
Daisy Chain Invites have a good selection of guest information cards for printing gift poems.