The Best Wedding Anniversary Budget Registry Tip Ever

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The best wedding anniversary budget registry tip ever for celebrating your years of happy wedded bliss is to tactfully ask your guests for a gift of money. Whether it’s your first, fifth, seventh year itch or tenth year together, this advice will not put a strain on your expenses.

Look don’t let me twist your arm but family form the back bone of your life. Therefore bestowing them with a special party is an act of kindness. And by doing this you make the standard anniversary boxed gift become a thing of the past. How?

Well, just look over the silver lining of the mandatory Covid-19 lockdown, it has given us all a break from the rat race. So, we have had fewer takeout nights, retail therapy and other must-have temptations.

What does this mean? It means that invitees have a little extra cash in their pockets. And you’ve guessed it, you can receive a wedding present via a luxurious envelope or an elegant wedding anniversary money wallet.  How does that sound? Is this something you would dare to do? Or are you ready to dive in and ask? Keep reading…

Wedding Anniversary Budget Registry

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Money-saving friendly ideas for your guests to help you create the perfect anniversary party!


Tip 1• Calculate the wedding fund

First of all, think about who can support you with your wedding anniversary fund? Well, no need for money shame, just create a registry, the perfect wish list. Calculate the amount you need to finance the milestone occasion: venue, transport, outfit and food. Next, send out the special wedding anniversary invitation along with a catalog of gifts.

Tip 2• Get everyone onboard

In addition, by using the complete wedding anniversary wish list of items, it’s a subtle way to request the funds. What’s more, it keeps loved ones in the loop. If money is one of the things on the list, it won’t seem that your just after cash. Look paying for an anniversary party puts a massive drain on your finances. So, every single penny gets you out of the money trap.

Tip 3• Presents compliment anniversaries

Additionally, all wedding anniversary couples feel pressured to create something unique on a tight budget. It’s a fact planning knocks an extra hole in your deep pockets. However, a cash present could fill your purse to the brim. Part and parcel of a happy marriage is the gift of love. So, a welcomed donation of cash is a great help towards the celebrations. Moreover, the guest’s kindness and generosity will go a long way.

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Not all wedding couples are natural born savers and don’t like to look a gift horse in the mouth! image

Tip 4• The best thank you souvenir

So, are you excited? Well, don’t forget your post-wedding anniversary duty to thank everyone for their monetary contribution and presence. In fact, it’s customary say thank with a souvenir such as a few wedding photographer’s snaps. Everyone feels appreciated for making an effort to attend. On top of that you share what you intend to buy with the cash.

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Tip 5• Happy wedding anniversary budget: gift of money

And what about tax-free cash anniversary wedding gifts? Did you know there is no charge levied on inheritance tax gifts? Small gifts of money can be donated from family, friends and relatives income. It’s known as ‘exempted gifts’. The monetary present can be given on or shortly before hosting the second most expensive party you’ll ever throw.


The Best Wedding Anniversary Budget Registry

Guests’ donation gift amount

Immediate family € 50 < € 150
Special relatives € 50 < € 150
Distant relatives € 35 < € 50
Close friends € 35 < € 50
Colleagues € 20 < € 40
Acquaintances€ 20 < € 40



Finally, with these  phrases your loved ones shall be delighted to help you save even more for a lifelong of rainy days. A short and sweet poetic message will do the trick. Nothing lightens the mood like a rhyme or poem, right?

  • Your presence at our wedding anniversary 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 future plans/house renovations/second honeymoon/etc.
  • While your attendance alone is what we request, if you wish to buy us an anniversary gift then we have a small gift list at……., however monetary contributions towards our future life together would also be greatly appreciated.
  • If you were thinking of giving a present to help us on our anniversary wedding day. A gift of money in an envelope would really make our day extra special!
  • We have an anniversary gift list for you to see, because as you know we both can never agree. So help us achieve our dream to continue our married life in blissful happiness with cash or vouchers. It will truly help us commemorate our ……… anniversary day!



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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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