For most engaged couples, it's an awkward thing for which to ask, but one they appreciate (and need) far more than a beautiful vase.

Despite this demand, the question remains: How do you let your guests know you’d like cash without sounding tacky or crass? Here are four tips to help you do this tactfully and elegantly.

  • Be sincere.
  • Pick up the transaction fees
  • Give your guests a safe, easy, and beautiful way to give.

Socially Acceptable ways to Request Cash without being Tacky:

Whatever your reasons are, It is totally acceptable to request for money as a wedding gift in lieu of Gifts and thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever. Below, five sites where you can register for cash gifts in a totally tasteful way.

ZOLA: You can register for Honeymoon or cash fund

Honeyfund: Crowd funding Site that makes it easy for guests to give towards your honeymoon or wedding while Skipping the transaction fees

ZANK YOU: Includes a Mobile app & lets you receive contributions directly into your account.. Sweet!

MYREGISTRY.COM: Cash gifting site for all celebrations (Birthdays, Weddings, Showers etc). Lets you link your Bank account. Service fees apply.

THE KNOT: Allows you create a Cash wedding registry or honeymoon fund registry in exchange for a service fee.

PAYPAL.ME: Automated deposits into your account (A form of Crowd-funding)




Your presence at our wedding is gift enough, but if you do wish to make a gesture, a contribution towards our dream home/ honeymoon/ wedding would be much appreciated.”

For your convenience, we have set up a Pay Pal Gifting Account.

We appreciate your love & support as we begin our lives as a married couple.


With all that we have, we’ve been truly blessed

Your presence and prayers are all that we request

If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.

A gift of cash towards our life as a married couple would really make our day

For your convenience, we have set up a Pay Pal Gifting Account.

We appreciate your love & support as we begin our lives as a married couple.

Adeola Damie is the owner and lead planner at Celebration Events Mgmt.

Based in Ontario, Canada. and passionate about the African- Caribbean bride. Focused on providing a memorable experience from the planning phase to your special day. With nearly a decade of experience in the industry, Adeola has held a lifelong passion for celebrations of love since she was a child watching her mother help coordinate weddings in Nigeria. She is certified with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and has received awards and recognition from various organizations such as the Canadian Black Women Event, Police & Community Award of Excellence, Belief International Wedding Planners, WPIC 2019 Award finalist, RBC 2020 Women Entrepreneur nominee. With a background in insurance and risk management, she has a keen eye for details.

Having had the pleasure of planning weddings all over Canada from Toronto to Calgary, from Simcoe County to Niagara Falls and other cities; including Destination Weddings in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic, Adeola is proud to be a dedicated African Canadian wedding planner and to provide her services to a diverse group of couples. She finds meaning in being able to help others plan their dream event with minimal stress and has been dubbed the ‘Wedding Sanity Saver’.

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