(Closed) The polite way of asking for money

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
4375 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

From what I’ve read on here, you don’t really “ask” for money. If you don’t have a registry, people will probably give money as opposed to a gift as they don’t know what you want.  You can also speak to your family so they can suggest that if people ask.

Post # 4
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Maddy87uk:  Usually, I would say there is no way to do this without offending your guests. However, it seems that most of the women here from the UK or Australia generally chime in on these threads to say that it is common/acceptable where they are from, so you might want to get specific insight from those who are from your region 🙂

Post # 5
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We dont want any gifts, so we just suggested cash to our parents, that way if people ask. Or if they ask us. There really is no polite way of asking, some people have no issue with it, but alot of people do!

You could put something like…”If you choose to bless us with a gift, monetary contributions perfered”. That way it sounds alittle better than “cash gifts”.


Post # 6
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There really isn’t one. Is there a specific project/trip you would like to fund? If so, make sure people know about it so they can consider contributing for that. Otherwise, a small registry sometimes hint that you want cash.

Also, try to think of things that you would like to have, but wouldn’t normally buy yourself. Also consider things that you would like to replace. Fancy towels and sheets are usually good ideas when you aren’t sure what to register for.

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