Ask Kate: How to ask for Honeyfund?

August 8, 2012

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.

Q.

My fiancé and I have been together for eight years and have finally decided to tie the knot.

As you can imagine we have everything for the home so we thought of asking our guests if they would mind giving us Thomas Cook gift vouchers towards our honeymoon.

We would like to ask this by way of a poem, any ideas where to start.

A.

As asking for money is such a delicate subject, its usually best not to do it in rhyme, as this may be interpreted as trivialising it.

I would suggest you include a small paragraph in your information pack, saying ‘Although we will be newly weds, we already have everything we need for our home. If you would like to give us a gift, then Thomas Cook gift vouchers will help us to fulfill a life long dream of hiking from Buenos Aries to Havana/visiting the Grand Canyon/spending a week in Madeira.’

Be prepared – many guests will not appreciate being asked for money. It’s becoming more popular these days but is still seen as impolite by many. It might be worth having a few gift list ideas for people who don’t want to give money.

Kate x

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