Most newlyweds today want cash instead of physical gifts - here are the right and wrong ways to ask for money at your wedding
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- Many people today would prefer to receive cash gifts at their wedding instead of physical gifts.
- But asking friends and family for money can come off as tacky and gauche if not done properly.
- We turned to an etiquette expert to tell us the right and wrong ways for couples to ask for cash wedding gifts.
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In the old days, newlyweds looked forward to filling their new home with gifts from their wedding registry.
Today, however, it's more popular than ever for unmarried couples to live together, meaning newlyweds are likely to already own traditional wedding gifts like kitchenware and home essentials.
Instead, couples are increasingly asking wedding guests for money. In fact, a recent survey by Zelle found that 84% of respondents would prefer to receive money over physical gifts for major life moments like a wedding.
But how do you ask for money without being totally gauche?
Here are her do's and don'ts when it comes to asking for a cash wedding gift.