09 July 2012
Ask Bridal Savvy: How can I ask for money instead of gifts at my wedding?
How can I ask my guests for money without sounding bad or ungrateful? A very common question to ask yourself while making the invitations for your wedding. Although it’s completely normal to want to receive money, sometimes we don’t know how to make that statement of our preference. You can start by talking to your family and closest friends about what you’d like as a gift, so that if they get asked by others, they can answer truthfully. However, the best way is to include that information when you send the invitations so your guests can know beforehand. Here I share with you some wordings for your invitations by printsonalities.com :
Option #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, monetary gift is one we suggest.
Option #2: Your presence at our wedding is present enough but if we are honored with a gift from you, a monetary gift will be very much appreciated.
Option #3: As love is what the night is all about, your presence is one we can’t celebrate without. But should you still believe that a gift is worth giving, a small envelope for our future is a delightful blessing.
This wording should help you to get the message across! And if not, remember you can always follow the Italian tradition of doing the “Grand March” in which you give your guests candy in exchange for money!