Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
Well, this has been on my mind recently and I thought I'd ask. How do you ask your guests politely to give you money instead of presents?
To understand where I'm coming from here's a little background story.
For a few months now my FI has been in some sort of transfer-mode at his company as we may be relocating to the US. For this reason we don't need anything material as we don't want to ship out anything (the other reason is that we've been living together for almost 6 years in a fully furnished household and we don't need another toaster or wineglass-set). Initially, I wanted to tell all our guests to NOT bring anything, we'd be just happy for them to come and celebrate with us.
However, my Mum said that (in her opinion) quite a few people will turn up with either presents or an envelope.
So that made me think: How do you tell people that if they WANT to give us something they could give us cash (ie contribute to stuff for our new home)?