Asking For Money

12 May

If you received a wedding invitation with a note (printed) saying the following;

If you were thinking of buying a gift

To save you looking, shopping or buying

Here’s an idea we hope you like trying

Place your envelope in our “treasure chest”

And we will shop for what is best

Would you consider giving money?  Would it not alter your plans?  Would you be offended?  Just curious

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5 Responses to “Asking For Money”

  1. Graham Lewis May 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    The trend now,that and gift registers ,not my choice …. G

    • Kylie May 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Nor me, gone are the days when a wedding invite was because you wanted that person to share your day….

      • Lindsay A May 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

        Lets face it — material possessions and essentials for life are in most case’s in place. I think the idea of a treasure envelope is a good one. The Italians ? pin money’s to the brides dress – the purpose being the couple can maybe place a deposit on a home.. ( guess that depends on the affluence and number on the guest lists ) Good idea and omg the saving on time in looking for a present.. which in most cases is an impossible task,

  2. Kylie May 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    If you really know the couple it shouldn’t be a big problem and the giving of money doesn’t bother me, it’s the asking for it. If I don’t have a personal gift in mind for the couple I think I would get them a goat (or two..or similar). http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped

  3. MRS S May 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I have been to weddings that have had a ‘Wishing well’ which is the same … (money in an envelope) … I know one couple brought a lawnmower with the money given. I have also been to weddings where they have asked for money to be deposited into a Travel Agents account to help them save for a honeymoon (One couple went to Hawaii and the other couple are about to go to Greece). When deciding how much to spend I always think of what money they have spent on each guest. So if they’ve had a sit down buffet then i’d give more than if it was more casual with a few nibbles afterwards.

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