Good morning Dinks. I want to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to my friends Nelson @ Financial Uproar and Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money on their engagement. Come October these two lovely financial bloggers will be married in Las Vegas and guess who’s invited?! Yours truly.
Nelson and Vanessa have both been very good friends to me – we’ve even met in person – and I’ve also worked with both of them on side hustle projects, so it’s only natural I get them a wedding gift to celebrate their special occasion. I’m sure if you scroll down to the comments you’ll see both of them telling me that it’s not necessary, but it’s not negotiable.
What do you buy for two money bloggers?
My natural instinct is to give cash as a wedding gift, but is that totally inappropriate for two personal finance bloggers. On one hand they deal with and write about money all day long so it kind of seems cliché to give them an envelope full of cash as a wedding gift.
On the other hand it could be the totally perfect gift. What could be better for two people who spend their days talking (and writing) about money than a handful of cash. Yes it could just be the perfect wedding gift.
Then there’s the fact that these two love birds just moved back to Canada after being abroad for a year and they probably need a bunch of stuff to furnish and decorate their new home. I might just have to look at the gift registry to see what they need/want.
Did you register for wedding gifts?
I know some people don’t like to register because they feel as if it’s asking for gifts. I think that couldn’t be farther from the truth. When you get married people are going to give you gifts regardless of whether you want them or not.
I always say it’s better to register because then at least you’re getting presents that you want and you don’t have to spend a couple of weeks after the wedding exchanging or returning unwanted gifts. On the other hand the newlyweds can spend cash anywhere they want so maybe that’s the way to go.
What about a destination wedding?
Oh yes I am forgetting another very important piece of the-perfect-wedding-gift puzzle, Vanessa and Nelson are getting married in Las Vegas. This is another reason why I’m leaning towards giving cash as a gift because I’m sure they don’t want to travel back to Canada with a bunch of big gifts. I’m also sure airport security wouldn’t like it very much.
So what do you think?
Here are the facts: Nelson and Vanessa are two personal finance bloggers. They are getting married in October. The ceremony is in Las Vegas.
Thoughts on the perfect wedding gift?