Stumped when it comes to asking for cash? Read on for all you need to know about having cash gifts on your list.
Looking to add cash gifts to your wedding gift list? We offer commission-free funds that's easy for you and your guests. Whether you'd like contributions towards your honeymoon or help with home refurbishments, we've got top tips to help.
What are cash gifts?
Rather than physical gifts, you can ask for cash gifts to contribute towards larger items such as the deposit on your first home, renovation to your current house, or an unforgettable honeymoon.
To add cash gifts on your list, you'll need our Premier Plus account. You can check your account and upgrade in Personal Settings in your Control Panel.
You can then start adding cash gifts from the Funds department and choose from the hundreds of pre-made gifts we have available. Simply click the the 'List It' button to add them to your list.
Alternatively, you can create your own custom gift in the Cash Gift section of Control Panel. Custom gifts are a great way to make personalised gifts for your honeymoon, home or personal goals. All cash gifts are commission-free, with no ties to third parties or hidden fees.
TOP TIP: Some guests feel unsure about giving cash as a gift, so make sure to add a mix of physical and cash gifts to suit all of your guests.
How to create your own cash gifts
Create your own cash gift in the Cash Gift section of Control Panel. You'll see the option to make a new charity donation, honeymoon fund or cash gift. Simply choose the option you'd like to create and include your own title, description, image and price of the gift. You can also choose the quantity of gifts available if you'd like to offer more than one, or even unlimited amounts.
We give you this option as we may not always work with the charities close to your heart so you can create your own charity donation, or you might want to add a custom gift to your list from a boutique brand that isn't on site. Creating your own custom honeymoon fund also gives you a chance to share your travel plans with guests.
TOP TIP: Guests prefer to see personalised honeymoon funds and get a better idea of where their funds will be going.
What's the difference between cash gifts, bespoke gifts and honeymoon funds?
Simply put... There isn't one! Essentially, each type are all cash gifts that you'll receive in your bank account to spend as you wish. We separate them with different labels to make cash gifts discreet and guests will feel as though they're giving a real gift rather than "just cash".
A bespoke gift is cash to buy any products you've seen elsewhere that we don't offer on site. A honeymoon fund is for money to spend on your honeymoon while a cash gift can be for your house deposit, a new car, new puppy or anything else you're saving for.
We also transfer any charity donations to you so you get the warm, fuzzy satisfaction of giving the money to charity, plus it will benefit the charity further with GiftAid.
TOP TIP: Make sure to add cash gifts with different price points to suit all budgets.
How to withdraw your cash funds
Once guests start to contribute towards your cash funds, the amount will be held with us in a fully ring-fenced account until you're ready to withdraw the funds. You can receive three free transfers to any UK bank account, if you would like additional transfers, charges may apply.
Most couples wait until after the wedding to transfer their entire cash fund, however you can have your funds at any point by booking a transfer in the Cash Gift section of Control Panel. You will also need to enter your bank account details in the Personal Details section.
After your funds have been transferred, the account balance will show as zero until you receive more funds from guests, and can book another transfer.