(Closed) Nice way to ask for money as wedding gift?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would just set up a super small registry.  That way people who feel that they definitely want to give a gift will give you something you like, but most will see the small register and give cash.  

Post # 18
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

honeyfund.com is exactly what you are talking about. You keep all the money and don’t have to spend it all on the honeymoon.


Post # 19
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Why don’t you just set up a honeymoon registry on Honeyfund or the like? It’s a good sight better than the “we’re living in sin, please remit payment” poems that I’ve seen. And while they do take a cut, you can keep all the excess.

Post # 21
3336 posts
Sugar bee

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@ZebraPrintMe:  i can already tell you you’re going to be barraged by people saying ‘there’s no nice way! It’s rude and super inappropriate!’ but I urge you to ignore them if it’s acceptable in your culture


If it was acceptable in her culture, she would already know how to communicate it.  If you have to ask(other then your mother, best friend) it’s probably a no go.
Whoops.  Sorry Zebra I was too quick to reply.  I read the 2nd part of your reply which was basically this.


Post # 23
14 posts

You should assign one of your friends to organize and ask people if they wanna have attribute for a honeymoon special gift!! It’s the easiest way I believe 😉

Post # 24
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t register, have people spread it via word of mouth that you guys could REALLY use money for the honeymoon more than anything.

Post # 26
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@TheLawrenceBride:  I think others have mentioned it, but you could register with a honeymoon registry like http://www.honeymoonwishes.com/.

Good luck! And don’t be bullied into doing things you don’t want to! 😉

Post # 27
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@TheLawrenceBride:  Fiance and I have been debating a similar scenario, as we’ve both lived alone before moving in together before our wedding. There are a few household items we’d like, but for the most part, we could really use the money to put toward a downpayment on a house. With that being said, a lot of people will be turned off by things like Honeyfund or MyNestEgg. I’d keep your registry small- it should be a pretty good hint about your preferences. 

Post # 28
68 posts
Worker bee

This one, I personally think, is best done as word of mouth from close friends to your wedding guests.  And as you already have a house, most people aren’t going to be expecting your typical newlywed gift registry.  And you can always register for your honeymoon.  For example, crusielines allow people to register for dinners, wine and flowers to be waiting in your room, couples spa packages, and such as a bridal registry.  Disney does the same thing–your wedding guests can even pay for your hotel room if they like.  It all depends on where you’re going.  You could always forgo formality and have a cute box or jar labled “Honeymoon Fund” at your reception.

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