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How To Politely Ask For Money on Wedding Invitations

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Requesting the gift of money on wedding invitations

It’s completely understandable as to why you would only want money as your wedding gift.

For a couple already living together, it should be obvious to your guests that you have all the standard items in your house like a toaster, fridge, cutlery, wine glasses etc…

However, some guests may still want to surprise you with other gifts like paintings, crystal vases, or state-of-the-art pots and pans. 

To avoid receiving one of these gifts, you may decide to subtly tell guests that you would really prefer a gift of money.

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How can you word ‘the gift of money’ on your wedding invitation?

This is an awkward one to say the least. No matter what way you try to word it, most people are always going to think it’s slightly rude.

However, the general consensus is that if you are intent on mentioning it at all, you need to say it in a light-hearted way.

Some examples of how to word 'asking for money' on your wedding invitation

1. With all that we have, we’ve been truly blessed

Your presence and prayers are all that we request

But, if you desire to give nonetheless,

A monetary gift is one we suggest.

2. If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.

A gift of cash towards our house/honeymoon would really make our day

However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own way

3. We’ve been together for a few years now

We have pots and pans and linen and towels

We have glasses and toasters, really quite a few

So instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you

If it doesn’t offend and it won’t send you running

What we would really appreciate is quite simply money

We know choosing gifts can be such a pain

And this way there is no chance of bringing the same!

4.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!

5. We haven’t got a gift list for all of you to see

Because as you know we never can agree!

But if you’d like to help us start our married life,

Cash of gift vouchers, would save a lot of strife!

Some examples if you really just want to get to the point

6.“Your presence at our wedding is gift enough, but if you do wish to make a gesture, a contribution towards our dream home would be much appreciated.”

7.“We would prefer your presence not your presents, but if you would like to give us a gift, then money towards our dream honeymoon would be welcomed.”

8.“As we have everything we need in our home, we would be grateful of money, if you wish, as we are looking at having a family holiday with our children.”