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How To Politely Ask For Cash Gifts

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Asking for Cash Gifts

We advise that you not mention a cash gift request on the invitation but something you can have printed on a separate wedding stationery item, like an enclosure card.

Another option is to ask family and friends to help “spread the word”

    Wording Examples
  • Because we are saving for { } we would appreciate cash donations in lieu of gifts. Thank you very much!
  • We ask only of your love and presence but if a present is your desire, we would be honored with a cash gift to help us save for our new home! Much love and thanks!
  • We require only your presence but if you were thinking of giving a gift, we would greatly appreciate a gift of cash to help us save for { } Thank you kindly!
  • If you were thinking of giving a gift, we would appreciate a gift of cash to help us save for our new home.
  • In lieu of gifts, we would greatly appreciate cash donations to help us save for {our new home}.