Is it acceptable to ask for wedding cash instead of gifts?

Is it acceptable to ask for wedding cash instead of gifts?

In many countries around the world, cash gifts for weddings are a given, but in the UK traditionally they're frowned at.

If you were POLITELY asked for cash, not boxed gifts at a wedding, what’s closest to your view?



Results

I'm a man aged under 25 (438 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 40 votes (9%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 18 votes (4%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 45 votes (10%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 17 votes (4%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 95 votes (22%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 10 votes (2%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 83 votes (19%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 130 votes (30%)
I’m a woman aged under 25 (508 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 9 votes (2%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 32 votes (6%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 36 votes (7%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 20 votes (4%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 120 votes (24%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 15 votes (3%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 131 votes (26%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 145 votes (29%)
I'm a man aged 25 to 34 (2222 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 46 votes (2%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 106 votes (5%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 163 votes (7%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 61 votes (3%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 351 votes (16%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 97 votes (4%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 627 votes (28%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 771 votes (35%)
I’m a woman aged 25 to 34 (3261 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 25 votes (1%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 227 votes (7%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 237 votes (7%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 112 votes (3%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 554 votes (17%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 153 votes (5%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 921 votes (28%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 1032 votes (32%)
I'm a man aged 35 to 49 (2295 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 63 votes (3%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 167 votes (7%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 191 votes (8%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 144 votes (6%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 375 votes (16%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 67 votes (3%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 567 votes (25%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 721 votes (31%)
I’m a woman aged 35 to 49 (4314 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 40 votes (1%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 399 votes (9%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 465 votes (11%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 331 votes (8%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 731 votes (17%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 117 votes (3%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 1093 votes (25%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 1138 votes (26%)
I'm a man aged 50 to 64 (1491 votes)
I never give gifts or cash – my presence is enough 31 votes (2%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 136 votes (9%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 158 votes (11%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 104 votes (7%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 186 votes (12%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 19 votes (1%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 283 votes (19%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 574 votes (38%)
I’m a woman aged 50 to 64 (3951 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 21 votes (1%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 355 votes (9%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 497 votes (13%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 314 votes (8%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 537 votes (14%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 53 votes (1%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 786 votes (20%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 1388 votes (35%)
I'm a man aged 65+ (796 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 11 votes (1%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 84 votes (11%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 63 votes (8%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 61 votes (8%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 67 votes (8%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 5 votes (1%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 134 votes (17%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 371 votes (47%)
I’m a woman aged 65+ (1387 votes)
I wouldn't give anything – my presence is enough 6 votes (0%)
I think it’s rude and presumptuous – I’d buy a gift instead anyway 130 votes (9%)
I'd grudgingly give it - but I think it's impersonal 165 votes (12%)
Cash isn’t on, but I’d happily give vouchers 126 votes (9%)
Not keen, but it’s OK if for a purpose, eg, a honeymoon fund 167 votes (12%)
I’d prefer to give euros/dollars than pounds, eg, for a holiday 14 votes (1%)
I’d be relieved, giving cash is so much easier and less hassle 227 votes (16%)
Cash is the best gift - practical so they can get what they want 552 votes (40%)

                   20,663 votes received.

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