It’s totally fine to prefer cash over gifts.
You should never ask for specific gifts, monetary or otherwise.
Instead, let them know (if they ask) that you would prefer cash gifts.
Let your parents, siblings, wedding party, and close friends know too — and if guests ask them, have them relay your preference.
How do you ask for money instead of gifts for your wedding?
How to Ask for Money Instead of Gifts for a Wedding
- Use a Cash Registry Website.
- Never Ask for Cash on Your Wedding Invitation.
- Be Specific About How You’ll Use the Cash.
- Ask Your Parents and Wedding Party to Spread the Word.
- Set up a Traditional Registry.
- Set Out a Box for Cards at the Reception.
- Ideally, Checks Should Be Made Out to Both Of You.
Is it rude to ask for money as a wedding gift?
Some couples have come up with creative ways to ask for gifts, money, or charitable donations on their wedding invitations. The truth of the matter is that doing so is rude. Proper etiquette says that wedding gifts of any kind should never be mentioned on an invitation or even sent with the invitation.
How much money do you give for a wedding present?
When you’re giving money for a wedding gift and attending solo, etiquette says you should spend about $50 to $75. But you may want to also consider the couple you’re celebrating. If it’s a coworker, or someone you just catch up with from time to time, the lower end of the spectrum is appropriate.
Do you give cash or check for wedding gift?
When it comes to wedding gifts, there’s no right or wrong answer on how much you should spend. It’s all about your personal budget. And cash is a completely acceptable gift, says Lizzie Post, etiquette expert and co-host of Emily Post’s “Awesome Etiquette” podcast. Some couples even prefer it.
What is monetary gift?
Monetary Awards & Gifts. A “cash equivalent” is any gift certificate, gift card or voucher that allows the purchase of or redemption for a product or service as if cash were being used.
What is a coin shower?
The couple’s shower. Customarily a bridal shower is a female-only event in which the bride is showered with gifts. But many brides find the idea of opening gifts—that they have registered for—in front of their loved ones to be a bit dated.