How to Ask for a Cash Gift Instead of Boxed Gifts

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Dec 08,2017
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Gifting cash on a wedding is a tradition. If we look back to the history, we will find that functions like Bridal Shower were actually based on receiving cash gifts. Guests were invited to shower the bride with cash and essential things which she can take home and start a new life with her husband. By the time, things changed and people started avoiding gifting cash on the wedding functions. In modern times, there are regions where guests prefer to give cash gifts helping the bride and the groom save funds for something new.

If you are planning to buy a new car or a new house but wondering if the funds would be enough or not, do not hesitate to accept cash gifts on your wedding day. Be with us in this article and learn when, why, and how to ask for cash gifts.

Why Should You Ask for a Cash Gift?

There are reasons why couples ask for cash gifts on their wedding day and you may relate to them. Maybe you are planning to buy a new house or a new car, or something that requires extra money. In that case, accepting monetary gifts would be a great idea.

You may have a different reason and that’s completely fine. The whole idea is to identify that reason and accept monetary gifts with a happy heart.

How to Ask for a Cash Gift?

As you have planned that you are going to ask your guests for cash gifts instead of boxed gifts, it’s time to think about the approach. Asking for monetary gifts may seem weird if done in a wrong way.

So, what’s the solution? How could you ask someone to gift you cash?

Well, it’s quite simple. You can either add this detail to your wedding website. How about adding a small quote “No Boxed Gifts Please” on your wedding website? This actually means that your guests are not required to gift you something which is boxed. In an indirect way, you are asking them to gift you cash on your wedding. Isn’t it a cool idea? Actually, it is.

What else can be done?

Well, there is another way to do this. If you are throwing a reception at later date, pen this down on the Thank You cards. You can tell them how good you felt with their presence or leave a poetic quote on the card.

How about this.

Your presence at our wedding is all that we wish for. However, if you want to give a gift, we will be grateful for a small cash donation towards our new future/house renovations/honeymoon/etc”.

Just give it a try.

Another thing that you should keep in mind is to have something who can carry the cash envelopes safely. You can give this responsibility to the brides of honor or the best man, it entirely depends on you.

Whether it’s the bride of honor or the best man, make sure you instruct them properly to keep all the envelopes safe so that you can return it back, when invited to a wedding. Don’t forget about this wedding etiquette in the excitement of your big celebration day. They can also keep your envelopes safe till you return from your much-awaited Honeymoon.

The Takeaway

Asking for a wedding gift was a tradition which eloped with time. There is no harm in starting this tradition once again, delicately. All you need is to spread the word in the most precise manner.

You have to present a clear picture of what you are up to, be it a trip of a lifetime, a modular kitchen, a down payment for a new car, or anything else which you feel difficult to buy alone. Just let them know what’s the plan so that they can make a contribution to your savings instead of getting you a new toaster.

This was all about getting cash gifts on your wedding. Hope you enjoyed reading this article. In case you have a query, do let us know in the comment section. We would love to hear from you.

Have a Nice Day!! 

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