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How do we ask for money rather than gifts for wedding presents?

How do we ask for money rather than gifts for wedding presents?

With many wedding couples choosing to live together before tying the knot, making a wedding gift list is not always what couples want, especially if they've already got most household essentials traditionally brought for a wedding gift.

From looking at the wedding invitations that we create at The Card Gallery, I have noticed that the most popular choice of couples over recent years has been to ask for money towards their honeymoon. But how do you ask for money without sounding rude, you may ask?

The best way of asking for cash is with a poem, which can be printed either inside your wedding invitation or can be included as a separate poem card which can then be simply popped inside the envelope along with your invitation.

Here are a couple of examples of poems which can be included with your wedding invites;

The tradition of the wishing well used on the wedding day, is here both for your money gifts and for what you would like to say.

So please drop in a token of love for this special Groom & Bride, as they start their life united by God to live forever side by side.


Your presence at our wedding Is present enough, But if we’re honored with a gift from you, May we respectfully request a gift of money To help the dream of A honeymoon come true!


We really hope you can join us on our special day You'll make all our memories complete in every single way We do not have a gift list and we know you'll understand Our house and contents are complete with pots and plates and pans But should you really want to give and celebrate this way a gift of money would be great for a rainy day

If you can’t find room on your wedding invitations for a poem or do not want to include one you could opt for a simple explanatory paragraph instead. These are some good examples:

We respectfully ask that no gifts are brought,

if you wish to make a cash gift with which we would like to purchase some larger items for our home,

there will be a box at the reception.


We have everything we need after living together for a year, and only ask that you share our special day.

However, if you wanted to make a monetary contribution,

we would be most grateful, but please do not feel obliged to do so


The most important thing for us

is your presence during the day to celebrate our marriage and gifts are by no means expected.

If however, you do feel you would like to give something,

then some spending money to enjoy whilst on our dream honeymoon would be very much appreciated.

Need help? If you've any queries regarding the wording for your wedding stationery, please contact us for help on 01746 766876 or email, we'll be very happy to help.