Wedding Gifts: Telling Wedding Guests How Wedding Cash Will Be Used?

Q:

My fiance and I did not register at any stores because I own my home and it is fully furnished. We are expecting we'll receive some cash gifts at the wedding and plan to use them on several home improvement projects, such as building a bar in our partially finished basement and doing some remodeling in our bathroom. Is it acceptable or appropriate to write about the use of the money in our wedding thank you notes?

A:

Absolutely! Any time you receive a monetary wedding gift, it's a wonderful idea to let the giver in on what you'll use the money for. And it's a great way to really personalize the thank-you note. Another option is to set up a cash registry where you can let guests know ahead of time where the money is going. For instance, you could assign a certain amount of money to the bar and another amount to the remodeling of the bathroom. Guests will then know exactly what their cash gift is going towards.