Bow on a large amount of canadian one hundred dollar bills.
For some couples who are soon to tie the knot, a monetary contribution to their future together is a welcome gift. As couples find themselves getting their own homes or move in with their partners prior to actually getting married, receiving cash gifts would really be a big help to jumpstart this new chapter of their lives together. But there is a particular etiquette to follow when it comes to this request. As a wedding planner, this is the advice I give my clients when the topic is finally brought up:
When it comes down to it all, do not ever demand for cash from your guests. Give them the flexibility to be able to gift you what their hearts will be happy to give. As much as you and your fiancé would like to receive cash gifts, be mindful that not all your guests will be able to fulfill that expectation. You will find that there will be a few that will stick to old traditions and would rather give you a beautiful material gift—and that’s okay, too! After all, you are there to celebrate with your loved ones—a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that no amount of money will ever be able to replace.
Aussie Marie Ho is the founder, principal planner and creative director of An Elegant Soirée.
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