How to Ask for Cash Instead of Gifts for Your Wedding

Not all couples feel the need to upgrade to the latest kitchen gadgets or have the desire to register for monogrammed bath towels.  Sometimes the practicality of cash gifts just makes more sense.  So how does one go about actually asking for money as a gift for weddings? In recent times, more and more people have been straying from traditional registries and have opted for a variety of cash registries.

The good news is that you won’t be the first one treading this path and there’s a good chance your guests will already be familiar with giving cash as gifts. We’ve come up with a few tips to help guide you through the process.

Use A Registry That Offers Cash Registries

There are many options for choosing a cash registry. Some of them however provide more options than others such as customization of the cash registry vs. choosing from an existing list.  When registering for a cash registry, it’s always a good idea to pair it with some physical gifts.  You can do this by finding a registry that offers both physical gifts that are of interest to you as well as cash gifts. Or you can always register at more than one place and provide the details on your wedding website.

Clearly Identify and Explain How You Will Use the Cash

Some guests might be hesitant to give cash as a wedding gift claiming that it doesn’t feel special.  But when you let your guests know the story behind your asking for cash, that tends to make the personal connection that they are looking for.  Whether you create a honeymoon fund, a down payment fund or an education fund, when you provide guests with specifics as to how their contributions will be used, they will be more inclined to gift what you are asking for.

Include Your Wedding Website on Your Invitation

Putting any registry information with your wedding invitation is a wedding etiquette no-no. Rather you can include your wedding website info with your invitation and provide registry information on your website.

Incorporate A Box for Cards at The Reception

No matter what is on your registry, some guests will come to the reception with a card and check in hand. A designated box for cards will help keep things efficient and organized.

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