These 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.
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