Asking for money can be handled discreetly and tastefully. Find a beautifully decorated box with a slit in the center, or make one using the many ideas on the web such as this one from The Artful Bride book. You can also check out craft books that are unrelated to weddings. What else can you use besides a box?
- Set up an online wedding registry that allows guests to give you a cash gift.
- When buying a home, have guests contribute to your “new home” fund. Read this article from MSN – it’s quite helpful!
- If giving money is an accepted custom as in many Chinese weddings, then having a designated person (a trusted one) to pick up and take care of the cash is also a good idea.