Want cash for your wedding gifts? Here is the best way to go about asking for this
It used to be the case that the happy couple would create a wedding list prior to their big day. This would then give guests the chance to select a gift that they could then use in their future lives together.
Whilst this may have worked for a generation who would move in together after they were married, it might not work quite as well now. Many couples now live together before they get married, which means that household gifts are not quite as welcome. Instead, they are asking for money, often for a honeymoon or a treat after the wedding.
The trouble with this, is that it can be a bit tricky to know the right way to ask for money from your guests.
Here to help, we have put together the best way to go about asking for cash gifts from your guests.
Always make sure you tell them what it is going towards
You are much more likely to find that your guests will be willing to hand over their cash if they know where it is going to. Tell them that you are asking for money for your honeymoon, or perhaps to a new car or something for the house. That way, they know that their cash is going to be used for something, rather than going towards nothing.
Ask in a fun way
A popular approach to asking for cash for a wedding gift is to make it fun. Couples may write a poem or perhaps create a limerick to tell their guests what they would like. Some may even take a photo to showcase what the money is for. The thing to remember is that if you make them smile, then they are never going to think that you are being demanded.
How are you going to collect it?
Another thing to think about is how you are actually going to collect the money that people give you. Some may decide that it is a good idea to have a virtual donation pot, particularly if it is going towards a honeymoon. There are even companies that can help you to put together your list.
Alternatively, you could also create a pot or box which people pop their cards in with the money inside.
You would be surprised to learn not only how many couples are asking for money over gifts, but that many guests are more than happy with this option. After all, they are your nearest and dearest so they should be more than okay with donating to such a good cause!