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Is Money An Appropriate Wedding Gift?

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Do you understand that there are wedding gift giving rules? What etiquette guide should you follow? Before you consider providing money as a gift, first check out these rules prior to arriving for the special event. 

Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 1:

If you get an invitation to a wedding that you  can not attend, your choice to send a gift or even cash is totally up to you.  However, wedding rules dictate that you should send out a congratulatory card for the bride and groom or at minimum a best well-wishes note for the bride-to-be.

Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 2:

Cash gifts or any present items may be sent out to the bride or groom’s home before the wedding occasion; and up to one year after the wedding to or to the couple’s new house. Direct mailing the gift is a thoughtful method that decreases the issue to the newlyweds, as to how would they move so many present items. Make it easy for them. Couple need not stress over leasing a truck to transfer the presents to their brand-new house. Plus, if you choose to give cash instead, your cash present will be a terrific aid to couples in their very first year of marriage, when they are still in the stage of raising their own cost savings nest egg.


Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 3:


Remember, giving cash presents are not a violation of wedding etiquette. These are simply few amongst the many expenses that a couple would face in the very first few months of their marriage which is why present giving money is an excellent idea to do and does not violate any wedding event etiquette.

Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 4:

Bet you’re wondering…How much should you give? It is a dreadful principle that the amount or cost of one’s wedding gift need to match how much you think the couple invested in your dinner at the wedding reception. That would be inconsiderate of the kindness extended by the simple invitation received to witness their union. Instead, consider giving cash at any amount your heart can afford to give.  

Gift Giving Cash Wedding Etiquette Fact 5:

Likewise, do not stop yourself from giving cash gifts if the couple has noted their preferred wedding presents in online or store registries. Buying presents from the wedding registry list are optional but buy the present of their registered choice or not at all. Giving would be a better choice to give if you don’t like the wedding registry options. In all, you can provide money gifts even though the couples have an online or a store wedding registry.

Rules For The Bride & Groom To Follow In Instructing Their Guests What To Give:

Wedding registries are still popular these days. However, there are limitations on how much direction in present buying a couple can provide their guests. Do not ask your invited guests to give money. That is a major etiquette infraction. You should not inform your guests that you prefer money than presents, not even if its for a worthy cause like saving for a new house or for honeymoon cash. Whether you like it or not asking for cash gifts will make you look greedy, even if you claim that the cash will go to charity. Your guests will feel less generous.

Cash gifts should be an unspoken rule, an option for your wedding attendees.  They might choose to give money as a wedding present but etiquette rules dictate that you should not, ever, request a providing of cash. 

If you as the groom and bride get money from guests as you greet them at the reception, accept it and state your thanks.  Later after the event, write them a thank you note.