How do you feel about giving money as a wedding gift?
It is not uncommon these days for a bride and groom to ask for money to contribute to a honeymoon or a large item rather than have a selection of smaller items on their wedding list.
Most guests attending a wedding or even those who can’t attend but were invited, will still 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 and honoured to share in. 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 gifts. 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.
One creative way used to request money is in the form of a poem like this:
If you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way,
A gift of money in a card would really make our day!
So is asking for cash instead of wedding gifts likely to offend the guests?
What are your views?
What are your views?
We'd love to hear your comments
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