Is it rude to ask for money instead of presents as a wedding gift ?
- TrishLv 51 month ago
Yes it's rude but maybe you can ask for gift cards...
- 1 month ago
It's very rude to ask for money!
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Not if you request a donation to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts. But depending on what culture you're from just asking for cash can come off as rude, yeah. There are though plenty of ethnic and religious groups where money is just expected and accommodation is made for that. Maybe set up your registry to where only gift cards appear as potential "gifts". Then at least you'll get the cash equivalent. Or if you're saving up for something like a downpayment on real estate you could always put something in the invitation like, "In lieu of gifts please consider donating to John and Jane's downpayment fund". Make it humorous and you'll have less of a problem.
- Jenny LynneLv 72 months ago
Yes, very, very rude.
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- KellyLv 72 months ago
While most people choose to give a gift to wish the couple well, a wedding is not actually a gift giving event and gifts are not mentioned in invitations for weddings.
Mention of gifts or things in lieu of gifts is an indication a gift is expected or required to attend. This also includes charitable donations, your choice of a charity to donate to might not be one they would.
Of wedding events only the shower is a gift giving event.
Those who do choose to give a gift for the wedding, most will be monetary gift just simply because it's the easiest thing to do, some though will be a tangible gift.
Your reason for wanting a monetary gift is irrelevant.
- TaraLv 72 months ago
Yes. Very !
Also rude to ask for gifts.
- dripLv 72 months ago
Boy you are going to hit hard about this. You NEVER ask for gifts. NEVER. For any occasion. You do not mention gifts. IF and only if someone asks you what you would like as gift then you can tell them money if that works for you.
Most wedding guests give cash , check or a gift card to a wedding.
- sunshine_melLv 72 months ago
It's rude to ask for anything - presents are optional, not required.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes. You should be thankful that the guest made an effort. He or she might had difficulty when finding a presence for you.
- MarkLv 72 months ago
Money itself, yes. Gift cards to different stores, no... How many blenders does one couple need, after all?