(Closed) Married bees…a question

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Did you get mostly checks for gifts?
    checks only : (7 votes)
    24 %
    some cash and some checks : (22 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We got some cash and some checks… but the cash was pretty much only for the lower dollar amounts. Like people who gave us $40 did so in cash, people who gave us $100 did so with a check. I’d think of a plan B. 

    Post # 4
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    We got a combination of cash and checks for gifts.  Additionally, we received some Visa and MC gift cards, which can be used just about anywhere.  Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we recieved cash, checks, gift cards, and gifts. out of 100 cards only 15 were cash in very small amounts such as 10 to 20 dollars, the larger amounts were in the checks and gift cards, and we recieved some very valuable gifts like our artisan kitchen aid stand mixer!!!

    Post # 6
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    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Can u use credit cards? Or transfer funds from elsewhere? Or borrrow a little money just to be safe?

    Post # 7
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    are you doing a money dance? that will guarantee some cash 🙂 

    Post # 8
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    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We got a mix of cash, checks, giftcards and gifts.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    We got a combo. I was able to go by the bank the next day and deposit some checks, since we got married on a Friday. If you really need it, thought, you could go ahead and sign the back of the checks that night, fill out the deposit slip, and leave them for a friend/family member to deposit on Monday.

    Post # 10
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    So this is a long round-a-bout way to get it done, but could you have a 3rd party (mom/dad/friend) write you a check? You also write them a check for the same amount, and endorse your wedding gift checks the night you get them so that your 3rd party can deposit them for you right away. 

    That way, you get cash ASAP for the checks you get on your wedding night, your friend/parent can deposit them all right away on the morning when the bank opens, and then once they deposit into your account, the friend/parent can cash the check that you wrote them and endorsed so they’re back to even again.

    *phew- sorry if that didn’t make much sense, but it’s one way to get your checks into the bank and have the $$ to spend on the trip* *ETA- if you can use your cards instead of having to carry cash, then you can just do as the PP said and just endorse them and wait for them to clear into your account*

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d say we got about 30% cash, 70% checks.  The day after the wedding, we went to the bank on our way to the airport and deposited it all.  It only took a couple days to all be in our account, so it really wasn’t a huge deal.  Plus we got some money before the wedding through our honeymoon registry, so we were fine there.

    Post # 12
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We probably got like 95% checks, 5% cash. And if you’re changing your name, you’ll want to make sure to deposit the checks with your maiden name on it before you change it.

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