How to Ask For Cash Wedding Gifts For Your Big Day

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Congratulations on your engagement. Wouldn’t it be nice to get cash wedding gifts for your upcoming big day? Let’s face it, you’re family and friends are excited too. And want to bestow you with a meaningful present for your wedding.

It’s a fact that bringing boxed gifts to the wedding can be awkward. Not only that but it can cause a serious headache. Therefore, an envelope is a more discreet and easy option. Get the money you need for your big day paid directly to your bank account. This could be quite advantageous.

Now, I hear you thinking…. how do you ask for cash wedding gifts for your impending wedding. Well don’t worry, I’ve done all the hard work for you. Read below 5 subtle steps about respectfully asking for cash instead of a physical gift.

Step 1• Have a wedding whip-round to personlize your special day

So, how do you address the touchy subject of cash wedding gifts? The answer is to have a whip-round and allow your guests to contribute to your wedding wish list. Paying for a wedding puts a massive drain on your finances. Receiving some extra cash will help cover the expenses.


White and green thank you note for wedding guests

Now we are to be Mr. & Mrs. we don’t need a wedding list of dishes because we have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves. We require a house for which we have to save. If you would like to give us a gift, a cheque or vouchers would give us a lift. A ‘Wishing Well’ filled with your love, will help us build a home based on true love. –

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Step 2• Rules of conduct of asking for a gift of money

In addition the average cost of a wedding can escalate to more than £30,000. So, if you or a family member is footing the bill for your special day, this is a sizeable chunk of money.  On a positive note, part of that spending includes the key reason for you to personalize your day with a monetary present. The question is, how do you tell your guests? Read about the rules of conduct of asking for a gift of money. 

Step 3• Choose the best time to tell family and friends

Be courtesy and provide everyone with unique envelopes for your cash wedding gifts.They are enticing wrappers for the biggest day of your life. And encourage your guests to go through your wedding registry list at their own leisure, in their own time. This guarantees all of you peace of mind before and at the wedding.

Step 4• How much to ask for your cash wedding gifts?

Although a wedding gift is not sacrosanct and may be non-traditional, a cash donation or present helps towards your dream day plans. But how much should you ask for? Basically, you can request as much as you need (within reasonable limits). Remember a money gift can make you and your guest feel more comfortable. It’s a grateful way to thank you for your hospitality. Tip: Send them a wedding envelop to deposit their donations. And set up a secure postbox at your wedding venue.

Step 5• Wedding donations in memory of a loved one

Again maybe you and your guests are passionate about giving back. You can share your happiness with others less fortunate than yourself. Celebrate the life of a loved one by collecting donations in their memory at your wedding. So, ask family and friends to make a donation as charity wedding gifts or they can donate part of the money you receive to your chosen charity.

Step 6• Thank your guests for their wedding gift

Last but not least,  you’ll be glad with your guests contribution. So, make sure to thank them for their cash wedding gift. Send them a message via social media. Otherwise, deliver a card or an appreciation note for attending your big day. Above all, for supporting you and giving you a wedding gift of money. Use the above “Thank You” example, to show your gratitude.

A man in a denin shirt holding hundreds of euros against his chest.

Truly blessed with all that we have. Your presence and prayers are all that we request. However, if you desire to give nonetheless, Monetary gift is one we suggest. –

Main photo courtesy of Dennis S. Hurd


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About Clover: Hi, I'm Clover Jean, a wedding & family celebrant, singer and entertainer. I love life, laughter and having a good time. I’m a sucker for great relationships. And I adore weddings, too. They’re happy, fun-filled times, which unite your family, children and friends. Find out more about me. Get in touch by e-mail, like and share my Facebook page and sign-up to my newsletters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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