How to Ask For Cash as a Wedding Gift

April 18, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

money giftThese days, plenty of engaged couples already have bedding, kitchen appliances, and other items they need to furnish a home and begin a life together. So, what’s an engaged couple to do if they’d rather receive a cash gift?

According to Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, it’s perfectly acceptable for couples who’d prefer to forgo traditional presents to accept monetary gifts—as long as they don’t initiate the conversation. If asked what you’d like, that’s when the couple might imply they’re saving for something special and any contribution would be greatly appreciated (as long as that’s what the guest is comfortable with).

To set up an easy way for guests to give monetary gifts, consider Tendr, a safe and easy way to give cash gifts. Through the site, guests can set up an elegant and personalized page through which wedding guests can make cash contributions, complete with a beautifully designed electronic card. The couple can then use the funds however they wish, whether it be for a honeymoon or a down payment on a house.

Dealing with another sticky situation? See the Top 24 Wedding Etiquette Questions.


  1. PigLove

    This is great. Mom and dad asked for gift cards to Home Depot. It was awesome. XOXO – Bacon

    April 18, 2014 at 9:23 am
  2. laradamashek

    This is really cool! Wish it was around when I got married!

    April 18, 2014 at 10:40 am
  3. Phoebe

    These cards are gorgeous! Definitely the classiest way to ask for cash gifts.

    April 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  4. Marie

    21 yrs. ago I received an invite to a bridal shower that stated “cash only”. I was taken quite back at the boldness of the bride. No, they had not set up housekeeping at that time … I think they just didn’t trust the taste of the guests.

    April 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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