Trying to find the perfect way to Collect your Money?Find the Perfect “Money Box” for your Wedding!
For centuries, the typical wedding gift was money. The family of the bride would give a dowry, which would mainly consist of money. As the years pass the wedding gifts changed and people began to give household appliances. This was mainly because the bride and groom didn’t live together and after they were married they would head to an empty home to begin their lives. In this day and age, the majority of brides and grooms not only live together, but have for some time. So now the need of household appliances and become obsolete. Many couples prefer money. This way they can have money to spend on their honeymoon, help pay off the balance of what the wedding costs, or to add to their down-payment on a home to begin their family with.
On the wedding day many couples are now celebrating more than just their love for each other, they are also celebrating the new life they will soon be bringing into the world. In the case of a pregnant bride, the money-box may come in more handy to the couple than others. They may use the money they get from the wedding to do many things like start a college fund, or to buy the items that they didn’t receive during the baby shower. Like I said, there are money boxes for EVERY type of wedding, and you guessed it, there is one for the expecting couple too!
- Now that you have plenty of ideas for the money-box itself, the next question is what to do with it. Personally, I think it should belong on the table with the presents. I understand that with a big wedding, it may be hard to trust that the guest won’t be bringing a date that will steal any of the money (hopefully, you can fully trust all the guests). There is also the factor that there will be many people working at the wedding. In a perfect world, no couple will to worry about any money being stolen, but lets face it, this isn’t a perfect world. There is also another choice for a money-box” (yes, I said another choice…). Choose someone in which you can fully trust whether it be a parent, of party of the wedding party, or a friend in attendance. This person can hold a money bag. This is one option for the couple that want to play on the safe side and make sure they leave with the intended gifts. One thing to keep in mind is how much partying the person with the money bag will be doing. It is fairly safe to say that the majority of the bridesmaids and groomsmen do about as much, if not more, drinking, dancing and etc. than the bride and groom. So unless you have a pregnant bridesmaid, or a sober groomsman, your best bet is choose someone other than the wedding party to carry the money bag.
For the couples that want to keep the money-box (and not use a bag), it would be a good idea to leave it on the table with the presents, but after the guests have arrived and placed the presents/cards on the table, take the money box and put it somewhere safe (preferably locked). There are money boxes that have locks on them. This is another way to feel secure but also fashionable. One idea for a box like the one on the right, is to intrust it with a close friend or family member. They may keep it in a safe spot and they will be the only person at the wedding with the key (keep a copy of the key at home, or in a safe place away from the venue).
There are couple of big no-no’s for the keeper of the box. First, your wedding planner shouldn’t be the person in charge of its safe-gaurding. Secondly, no matter how much you trust the venue, the matre’de should not be involved with the gifts from your guests. The venue may be trustworthy, but the temptation may prove to be too much for the employees. This is one of the most important days of your life, don’t give anyone the chance to put a damper on it. Just make sure that whomever you pick to be in charge is someone you trust and is responsible to take the key or box or bag or whatever you choose that suits you best, so you can have a great time at your wedding!