We all get it. You have been living with your sweetie or each of you have had your place for a while. So gifts of household items are not what you want to register for. You don’t need another blender, knife set or new dishes.  What you really want is a new home! Money is running low after you’ve saved to pay for the wedding.  You really want to buy a home together, but don’t have the money for the dream home. What you want is to ask for cash in lieu of boxed gifts to put towards your down payment for that home you have been eyeing on Zillow.

So if what you really want for your wedding is money, here are a couple of wording options for your wedding website or additional enclosure card with your wedding invitation. I don’t suggest this goes on the invitation itself:

Your presence at our wedding is all that we wish for! However, if you want to give a gift, we would be grateful for a cash donation towards our first home together.

or

Your company at our wedding is our greatest gift. However, if you would like to give a gift, we are saving up for {a house} and would appreciate a cash donation to help that dream come true.

Finding your dream home is a special time. Lisa Jansen-Bartholow and Ashley Cherney with the Jansen Team would truly enjoy an opportunity to help you go through the process of finding your dream home.