What would be the correct wording on a wedding invitation to request money rather than gifts?
(Toronto, Oakville, Canada)
Both the Bride & Groom have been married twice before and have everything.
Jun 30, 2011
Wedding invitation wording for cash gifts
by: Kevin (Modern Manners and Etiquette)
This situation is becoming increasingly common. In fact, many recent statistics show that 60% of couples are requesting cash instead of gifts. The biggest question is how to do it tactfully.
One of the best things I have seen people do is have a wishing well at the reception. Then place a note in the invitation that says that since the bride and groom have everything they need to furnish a home, and so they are requesting people bring a card and contribution to place in the wishing well. This will allow them to start their new life with a great honeymoon or something extravagant.
The other way it can be worded is to again reference the wishing well and let the guests know in the invitation that they can bring a card and contribution to be received by the wishing well.
I hope that helps. Good luck on the wedding!