Post # 1
Need help! FI and I live in a small apartment on an island with NO storage space. We’ll be here for another few years and have everythnig that we need (not always best quality but everything works).
How can we go about asking for $ and not gifts? I love the idea of gifting towards a honeymoon but I also can see how that would be tacky. Any suggestions??
Post # 3
@alheur: I think it would be very practical then to look into one of those sites where you can gift funds for honeymoons or a future home or whatever. Knowing your situation I wouldn;t think twice about putting my wedding gift in those areas. Lots of couples do this and they aren;t in your situation. I can put myslef in your shoes though because my FI is in the military and we were thinking we would be moving to a tiny island too, and I was trying to get rid of stuff i didnt need. lol
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The best thing to do if you don’t want to risk offending anyone is to have a small registry for things you can use (like you should be replacing your pillows yearly… so you could ask for those… sheets, towels, a few upgrades on the kitchen items you do have…could you use a better frying pan? a new toaster?), tell your parents you are hoping for cash and let them tell those who ask, and then trust your guests to be smart enough to put 2 and 2 together.
You really should not directly ask for money. That’s an etiquette no-no.