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How to ask for money as a gift


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Hi all, we are going to request money rather than gifts and I have seen somewhere examples of little verses/ poems/ rhyms that politely ask for it but can't find them anywhere, can anyone help me out???????? Thank u x

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Hi, here are some i had saved to give you some idea:

*We haven't got a wedding list,
the reason we'll explain,
is to save you all the hassle as shopping is a pain,
We've been together for a while,
And have most things we need,
So vouchers, cash or cheques would be gratefully received,
The choice is yours, so please don’t fuss
the most important thing of all
Is that you come and celebrate with us!
But, if you'd like to contribute,
to our soft & cosy rooms,
Our heartfelt thanks go out to you
-with love the bride & groom


*For a couple of years we’ve lived in sin,
we have a toaster, a kettle and a stainless steel bin,
saucepans and towels we have many
corkscrews and flannels we don’t need any,
we just want you with us to celebrate our day,
but if you insist on a gift anyway,
what we’d really like is a gift of money,
we hope you don’t think we’re being funny!
We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best,
as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests!

*So what do you get
For the Bride and Groom
Whose house has things
In every room?
When shopping for a present
Please, don't be rash
As the option is there
to just give cash
We hope that you don't find
Our request to be funny
But the decision is yours
To buy a present, or just give money
Now you have the choice
Please do not fuss
the most important thing of all
Is that you come and celebrate with us

*We hope that you will come along
On this special day,
To celebrate our union
In a very special way.
Together we have been for a while now,
We collected all our household goods
Before we took our Vows.
To make it easy for you
And avoid the shopping hell,
We thought that we would have
A little 'Money Well'.
So please don't be offended at our request,
Just seal it in this envelope
And come and be our guest.



Hope that helps and gives you some ideas x



#3
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Its a shame we can't get these little poems pinned somewhere as they come in handy ..and there have been so many in the past and the search doesn't always work.

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We're using this one...

When thinking of a gift for us
We ask if you’d please consider
Contributing to our honeymoon
to make it all the sweeter.
Our house is full of all the things
a couple could require,
and so a holiday away
is what we most desire.
Then while we're relaxing on the beach
or by the pool so blue
we'll sit back and know
that it is truly thanks to you!


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I have a few, here we go:

We haven't got a wedding list.
The reason we'll explain.
its to save you all the trouble
As shopping is a pain

But if you'd like to contribute
To our special Day
Some money would be great
To get ourselves a treat

But, most importantly, we request,
That you turn up as our wedding guest

We haven't got a wedding list,
the reason we'll explain,
is to save you all the hassle
as shopping is a pain,

We've been together for a while,
And have most things we need,
John Lewis vouchers, cash or cheque will be gratefully received,

So, if you'd like to contribute,
to our soft & cosy rooms,
Our heartfelt thanks go out to you
-with love the bride & groom



So what do you get
for the Bride and Groom
whose house has things
in every room?

When shopping for a present
please, don't be rash
as the option is there
to just give cash

We hope that you don't find
our request to be funny
but the decision is yours
to buy a present, or just give money

Now you have the choice
please do not fuss
the most important thing of all
is that you come and celebrate with us!

Poems 4 Money instead of Gifts

So what do you get
For the Bride and Groom
Whose house has things
In every room?

When shopping for a present
Please, don't be rash
As the option is there
to just give cash

We hope that you don't find
Our request to be funny
But the decision is yours
To buy a present, or just give money

Now you have the choice
Please do not fuss
the most important thing of all
Is that you come and celebrate with us!

Poems 4 Money instead of Gifts

So what do you get
For the Bride and Groom
Whose house has things
In every room?

When shopping for a present
Please, don't be rash
As the option is there
to just give cash

We hope that you don't find
Our request to be funny
But the decision is yours
To buy a present, or just give money

Now you have the choice
Please do not fuss
the most important thing of all
Is that you come and celebrate with us!

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Our worldly possessions are plentiful as such,
On our wedding present list there really isn't much,
A gift of currency is all we ask, To help us on our lifelong task
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We've been together a few years now;
We have pots and pans and linen and towels;
We have glasses and toasters, really quite a few;
So instead of more gifts, we suggest this to you;
If it doesn't offend and it won't send you running;
What we would really appreciate is quite simply money
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"If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way.
A gift of cash towards our house, would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own way.
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An Ode to the Gift List

In a wedding invitation,
You usually find some lists,
For venues, menus and hotels,
And also for the gifts

But this one is unusual,
It comes in a different way,
As we're not asking for presents,
But for something else today

Now please don't think we're selfish,
Or that this comes from greed,
But we've lived together for a while,
So there's not that much we need

We would appreciate help though,
To send us on our way,
And allow us to have our honeymoon,
In a land quite far away

So now the point of all this rhyme,
The thing that we would like,
Isn't towels, toasters or microwaves,
But pounds and pence alike

And now you know the reason,
Behind this cheeky accord,
Please help to give us memories,
Of a dream honeymoon abroad
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(Asking for money, but you could revamp it for your honeymoon money) Not a poem.

You being there to share our special day with us is the best gift we could receive. However, some people have expressed a wish to buy us a present to mark the occasion.
We do not expect anything, but if anyone wishes to give us a gift, then a monetary donation to our home renovation project would be gratefully received, as we have already accumulated most things that we would put on a wedding list.
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Because at first we lived in sin
We've got the sheets and a rubbish bin
A gift from you would be swell
But we'd prefer a donation to our Wishing Well!!

More than just kisses so far we've shared,
Our home has been made with Love and Care,
Most things we need we've already got,
And in our home we can't fit a lot!
A wishing well we thought would be great,
(But only if you wish to participate),
A gift of money is placed in the well,
Then make a wish .... but shhh don't tell!
Once we've replaced the old with the new,
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness, we're sure
That one day soon you will get what you wished for.

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For a couple of years we’ve lived in sin,
we have a toaster, a kettle and a stainless steel bin,
saucepans and towels we have many,
corkscrews and flannels we don’t need any,
we just want you with us to celebrate our day,
but if you insist on a gift anyway,
What we’d really like is a gift of money,
we hope you don’t think we’re being funny!
We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best,
as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests!


Liz & Paul’s possessions are plentiful as such,
On their wedding present list there isn’t really much.
So please consider our request, but do not take it wrong,
On this special day, the day they’ll be wed,
There’s a register for gifts, or give money instead.

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'As everyone is aware, we both have a home so gifts are not needed but if anyone feels the need to give anything then a couple of pennies would be very appreciated. Please don't feel obliged to give cash as we are more than happy that you will be here to join us on our happy day'


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We know it's not traditional
It's not the way it's done
But instead of a wedding list
We'd like a bit of sun.

Please do not think of us as rude
Please do not take offence
We do not want to upset you
That's not the way it's meant.

We've lived together quite a while
And all the bills are paid
We've got our plates, our pots and pans
Our plans have all been made.

So if you'd like to give a gift
To help us celebrate
Some money for a honeymoon
We would appreciate

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We are sending out this invitation,
And hope you will join our celebration.
If to send a gift is your intention,
In modesty we would like to mention,
We have already got a kettle and a toaster,
Crockery, dinner mats and coasters,
So rather than something we have already got,
Please give us money for our saving pot.
But, most importantly, we request,
That you turn up as our wedding guest

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We live together and have everything we need but if you wish a monetary gift will be gratefully received.

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WE HAVEN'T GOT A WEDDING LIST
THE REASONS WE'LL EXPLAIN
IT'S TO SAVE YOU ALL THE HASSLE
AS SHOPPING IS A PAIN

WE THOUGHT WE'D ASK YOU ALL
FOR SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD
A SMALL CONTRIBUTION
FOR US TO TAKE A HOLIDAY IN THE MED

SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE
TOWARDS OUR HONEYMOON
WE OFFER YOU OUR HEART FELT THANKS
WITH LOVE THE BRIDE AND GROOM

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We are sending out this invitation
In hope you will join a celebration
But if a gift is your intention
May we take this opportunity to mention
We have already got a kettle and toaster
crockery, dinner mats, and matching coasters
so rather than something we have already got
We would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot
But most importantly we request
That you come to our wedding as our guest

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To celebrate our wedding you may wish to buy us presents
However this is not required, all we want is your presence
If you insist, we must admit, some money would be great
To help us do some home improvements at a later date.
If you still feel the need, to get us a small token,
We have a small Argos gift list, or
We would appreciate vouchers for any shop that's open
Regardless of which choice you make, all we would like to say,
is come along and have some fun, on this our special day.

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We would prefer your wedding presence
rather than your wedding presents
but if you really do insist
then please visit debenhams for our gift list




We haven't got a gift list, for all of you to see,
Because as you all know we never can agree!
But if you'd like to help us, start our married life,
cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife

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We hope that you will come along
On this special day,
To celebrate our union
In a very special way.
Together we have been for a while now,
We collected all our household goods
Before we took our Vows.
To make it easy for you
And avoid the shopping hell,
We thought that we would have
A little 'Money Well'.
So please don't be offended at our request,
Just seal it in this envelope
And come and be our guest.

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We have most of the things we need
Like a kettle and two toasters,
We have two different crockery sets
With dinner plates and coasters,
Pots and pans, knives and forks
A chopping board for cheese,
If you would like to give us a gift
We would like the money please!

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The wedding has come, its here at last
what present shall I get? I hear you ask
a set of glasses, towels or a toaster,
vases, plates or even some coasters.
these things we already have in our nest
so if we may we'd like to suggest
a gift of money would be best.
we know reading this some may be offended
we hope your not as this wasn't intended
but the life we have we hope you agree
means being honest with you is the best way to be.
So please don't think we are being funny,
If we say "can we just have money"?
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We haven't got a wedding list,
the reason we'll explain,
is to save you all the hassle as shopping is a pain,

We've been together for a while,
And have most things we need,
John Lewis vouchers, cash or cheque will be gratefully received,

So, if you'd like to contribute,
to our soft & cosy rooms,
Our heartfelt thanks go out to you
-with love the bride & groom x

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We're using this:

We’ve been together for 6 years
And we are not alone
We have 3 gorgeous children
And a lovely family home
We have a toaster, kettle, microwave
We’re all set you see
There is nothing for our home that we really need.
So please don’t be offended
And please don’t think us brash
But if you’re thoughts were on a gift
We’d much prefer the cash!
But it’s really up to you
And we would like to say
We hope you come, have lots of fun
And help us celebrate!


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Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions, we will certainly be using one of them!!!!! Thanks again x

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glad your sorted hun xx

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haha look what i found when I googled money poems. I'm using the very first one for our invites as it's a lovely way to say don't feel you have to get us anything but money is appreciated :) x

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wow they are good poems and I think it would be good to have them pinned too xx

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i HATE those poems. They are nasty, twee and tacky imo! If i got a wedding invite with one in I would be more offended by getting that than the notion of someone actually asking me for cash!

We want cash too and if anyone asks, we just tell them. We've been living together for ages so it'll come as no suprise.

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sorry double post

Edited by even-date-wedding, 27 October 2011 - 06:18 AM.


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i HATE those poems. They are nasty, twee and tacky imo! If i got a wedding invite with one in I would be more offended by getting that than the notion of someone actually asking me for cash!

We want cash too and if anyone asks, we just tell them. We've been living together for ages so it'll come as no suprise.

I completely agree I hate them too!

I didn't want to put anything on the invites but MIL2B wouldn't shut up about it so I wrote this:

"Should you wish to buy us a gift, contributions towards our honeymoon in Mexico would be greatly appreciated.
However, we appreciate that it will be an expensive weekend for you. Please do not feel obliged to buy us a gift at all; your presence at our wedding is far more valuable."

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You can get them on ebay!! you choose the poem and a picture to go on the card. Their little business sized cards. just type in "small cards asking for money" and they should come up!

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I'm another one who's not keen on them, I'd far prefer people just said 'We'd appreciate cash for this and this'. We got a wedding invite a couple of weeks ago and trying to figure out what they were actually saying just annoyed me! Having said that it could be alot to do with the angry pregnant lady hormones so don't take too much notice! We also haven't been given an alternative so its cash or nothing and they've said they're saving towards a house. The amount we'll be able to afford 6 weeks before our baby is due won't even get them a brick so a small part of me was just like 'why bother'. If we'd had some other option we'd probably go with that instead as it looks a bit better!

In our invitations we just said we have a gift list or we'd appreciate vouchers/cash towards our honeymoon. But everyone knew there was no pressure to get us anything if they didn't want to or couldn't afford it. xx

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I didn't want anything too cute, so we had this wording:

As we are already living together, we have decided not to compile a traditional gift list. However, we are heading off on our honeymoon to the Maldives and any financial donations towards this, however small, would be gratefully received.
But please do not feel obliged, it’s your company we want!


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I didn't do a poem for ours.
I just included a little message from us both, explaining we had everything for house we needed and that if people wanted to give us a gift, money could/would be used towards our Florida Honeymoon and our once in a life time Dolphin Swim. And literally everyone who came to our wedding, gave us money. So much in fact, we came home with some from Florida. x

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We weren't going to use a poem as thought they were a bit contrived, but found this one and so we used it:

We haven't got a gift list for you all to see
because as you all know we can never agree.
But if you'd like to help us start our married life
cash or high street vouchers would save a lot of strife.