Wedding Money Poems: How to Ask for Money Instead of Gifts

If you’re planning to ask for money instead of gifts, why not include one of these cute poems in your wedding invitations?


Even though giving money as a wedding gift is fairly common, many couples still feel slightly awkward when it comes to telling their guests that a cash gift is what they would prefer.

Wording your wedding invitations can be a tricky thing to decide and if asking for money outright makes you wince, there are subtle ways you can ask for cash instead of gifts.

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A simple wedding money poem can be a cute, polite and less direct way of asking for cash instead of gifts for your big day. We have a few sweet ideas that will hopefully raise a smile with your guests and allow you to graciously make your preference for money as a wedding gift clear.

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Our favourite wedding card poems are below, but if the thought of writing these out by hand makes you wince before you even start looking, remember you can get a poem printed up to add as an insert into your invites! We love these bestselling ones from Etsy and there's lots of poem options.

Wedding money poems

Maybe the card is a bit formal or you're having alternative invitations like a tea towel or magnet? This poem gift tag is ideal to tie to your unusual invitations or a cute thing to pop inside a card.

Wedding money poems

But the most essential piece of decor if you're asking for cash gifts is a lockable postbox for your guests' wedding cards. It'll keep all their generous gifts safe and make them easy to take home at the end of the night. This wooden box one from Etsy can be personalised with your names and wedding date and would look great with a rustic theme.

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Take a look at some of our favourite wedding money poems below that you can use directly or that can just get your creative juices flowing!


As we’ve lived together for a year or two,
We really don’t need anything new.
But if you were thinking of getting us a small wedding gift,
Some money for our honeymoon wouldn’t go amiss.


We’re tying the knot and we just can’t wait,
We knew it would happen on our very first date.
As we’ve got our home dressed up with accessories,
We don’t really think that a wedding gift list is necessary.
But if you did want to give something to help us on our way,
Some money in a card would truly make our day!


We’ve just moved home and have filled it with stuff,
From books to sofas, we’ve certainly got enough!
Instead of more wine glasses, we’d really love some cash,
So that we can book a perfect honeymoon and head off in a dash.
A romantic beach break would really do the trick,
As soon as we can afford it, we’ll be on that plane quick!

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We haven’t included a gift list in our invite,
As we have everything — it just wasn’t right...
To ask for more things for the life we lead,
What we’d really love is a good holiday indeed!
If you were thinking of a gift for us to start our married life,
some money would make us a very happy husband and wife!


We can’t wait to spend our wedding day with you,
We’ve been planning hard and spending money for a good year or two.
As we’re keen to start our married life in style,
An amazing honeymoon would really make us smile.
Instead of a gift list from a high street shop,
We’d really love some money so that on a beach we can flop!
Your financial donation would truly mean a lot,
So thank you for contributing to our honeymoon pot!


In order to make our dreams come true,
We’d love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two.
Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl,
A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole.
We’ve created a bank account to save our honeymoon money,
We really appreciate it, and we can’t wait to go somewhere sunny!

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We’ll be husband and wife for the rest of our life,
In our little home made for two.
But instead of a vase or a new kitchen knife,
We’d love to fly off to somewhere new.
A week on a beach would suffice and be ideal,
So instead of a gift, your contribution would help to buy us a hotel room or a romantic meal!


We’re looking forward to seeing you on our very special day,
We hope that it will be perfect in every single way.
As a couple we know that love is all we need forever,
But a honeymoon after our wedding would be great — however...
We’ve not got the money to take this very special trip,
And we hope that you can help us fulfil our dream, whether it be on a plane or a ship!
Some money would really be the perfect gift to give,
Instead of new pots and pans, for the house in which we live!


We’ll soon be saying ‘I Do’,
And for a gift, if you haven’t got a clue,
Then we’d really love some cash,
So that for our honeymoon we can splash,
Out on an amazing and romantic trip for two!

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All the wedding planning has worn us out,
And a dream honeymoon would make us happy, no doubt!
But we’ve got a little problem and we’re wondering if you can help,
We’ve started up a honeymoon fund — any contribution would make us yelp!


As we’re getting married we thought it would be fun,
To move into a brand new home — we need to get it done.
As wedding gifts are bulky and we’re a little short on space,
Some money would be the ideal gift to help us buy our place!


If you're still in two minds about a gift list, don't miss our extensive guide to wedding gift lists to help you decide. or check out these honeymoon gift list ideas. 


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