We live in the 21st century and many couple lived together and have children before getting married. This means that when many couples marry they don’t need the items on the conventional gift list. Now days it’s not uncommon for people to ask for money or gift vouchers instead of toasters and kettles. Today we will look at the different ways you can ask your guest to contribute to your honeymoon saving you quite a chunk off your wedding budget.
‘Buy our honeymoon’ is a gift list with a difference, it allows guest to buy things for you on your honeymoon or contribute towards your actual honeymoon. There is a one-off fee of £55 to pay for the service but after that all the money goes to you and they do not take a percentage. I’m not the best at explaining how this work so to learn more please head over their website.
You can also try ‘Bottom Draw’ which is an alternative gift list. I do not know too much about this but I know guests are able to contribute to your honeymoon. For more information check out their website.
Holiday vouchers are another great way your guest can contribute towards your honeymoon. Thomas Cook do holiday voucher and in fact when my friend got married she asked her guest to get here these vouchers. You can get them from £10 to £250 so even if your guest can’t afford to go all out they can still get you a voucher for £50 and you get enough of those and that’s your honeymoon taken care of. For more information on Thomas cook voucher click here. Thomas Cook also offer a wedding and honeymoon gift service, to find out more obout that please click here.
Of course you can just ask guest outright for money to put towards your honeymoon. Most people will be more than happy to contribute to your honeymoon knowing that their money will actually go to your enjoyment and to give you a great end to your wedding day.
‘Just the thing‘ is a website which offers a polite way for you to ask for money as gifts. It allows you to create your own personal wedding website with the list of items you want to buy and your guest your guest can give you the money for them. Or you can put your honeymoon on there and guest to contribute to it. For more information on this service check out the website here and look at a sample website here.
However some people don’t like asking for money some people think it’s a bit distasteful asking for money. So when it comes down to it’s really how you feel about it, but the internet is a wonderful place I have found a few poems for you to include in your invites as a fun way of asking people for money.
Below are a few that I like:
Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list of dishes
We have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves
We require a house for which we have to save.
If you would like to give us a gift,
A cheque or vouchers would give us a lift
We like to think of it as our ‘wishing well’
Which will be filled with your love, we can tell.
We’ve been together for 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;
We know choosing gifts can be such a pain;
And this way there is no chance of bringing the same
We don’t want to offend but we have it all,
All household goods and so much more.
To save you shopping, sit back and rest,
A gift of currency is our request.
Don’t go overboard or rob any banks,
Any little thing will make us smile with thanks.
We supply the wishing well,
No wrapping, an envelope who can tell.
Now that we have saved you all the fuss,
It would be appreciated if you would come
And celebrate with us
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.
Please don’t be offended at this type of request,
As our day is complete having you as our guest
So hopefully this is another area that you can save money on. Many honeymoons cost roughly £2,500 so if that is taken care of for you, you are able to use that money in other areas of your wedding or put into your savings and enjoy a little later in your married life.
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