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People rally around bride's unusual request for honeymoon money instead of gifts

It is traditional for everyone to give gifts to a newly married couple but this bride has an unusual request.

People rally around bride's unusual request for honeymoon money instead of gifts
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay; Facebook | Weddings on a tight budget (10k and below)

Giving gifts requires more effort and consideration than one can imagine. Wedding gifts are quite challenging to perfect. People are often stuck between traditional household items and something extraordinary for the couple. Nevertheless, this bride kept her wedding registry simple with just one item: a honeymoon fund. She wants her wedding guests to contribute money to the couple's honeymoon trip instead of gifts. She gathered people's opinions on her decision through a private Facebook group titled Weddings on a tight budget (10k and below).

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Trung Ngyyen
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Trung Ngyyen

In the post, the bride gave a brief backstory about her life. "Future husband and I have been together for 6 years and we have a three-year-old and already have an established life together. We just skipped around with the steps and left getting married last, so we don't need wedding gifts," she wrote. When she revealed the details of her wedding, it was straight out of a fairy tale. The couple had planned to get married on a farm and the bride couldn't hold back her excitement about the cows that would be around. She described it to be a theme that is a mix of "Great Gatsby," and "dark fairy forest," vibe. The wedding is about to happen this October in North Alabama and the bride has some concerns.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Kaboompics
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Kaboompics

Being the one responsible for planning, the bride found herself stuck. "I'm trying to get the invitations printed and sent out but the details card is throwing me for a loop," she said. She was worried that she needed to make lodging reservations and mention those details on the card. Also, she wondered if she could subtly hint that she didn't want gifts but instead contributions for her honeymoon budget. "Another issue is how to ask that we don't need wedding gifts but would prefer gifts in the honeymoon fund. Please help, I'm so lost and don't want to sound rude at all," she requested. Turns out, their budget had been "blown already."

The bride also included an image of a sample invitation card asking the wedding guests to contribute to the couple's honeymoon fund. "The ceremony will begin with the sunset at 4:45 pm in the Apple Orchard. We invite all to join us afterward at the reception and dinner. In lieu of traditional wedding gifts, the bride and groom have asked for gifts to their honeymoon fund," the card read. There were, in fact, a few users who claimed that there were no tacky ways to ask for money and suggested that the bride should simply accept the gifts.

However, many came in support of the bride and ensured that her idea was not so unreasonable. "I don't think there is anything wrong with this. If they have everything then why waste time and money on gifts?" Belinda Kenny added. "Not tacky at all. I think people prefer to give money. It's better than buying them something they will probably regift," Tienna Poulos shared. "This is the norm. I gave money to my cousin for their honeymoon. As they already have a home and a child, they asked to help pay for a nice getaway. Why anyone would say this is not appropriate needs a reality check," Joeleen Cooper added. People also extended their congratulations to the couple and ensured that despite of the exhausting planning of their wedding, the day will be full of joy and happiness.

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