The Wall Street Journal is reporting that "new economic realities are now further shaping couples' priorities," and that more and more couples are requesting cash for their wedding present.
They even quote a disgruntled groom, who asks: "What the hell are we going to do with a $400 stand-up mixer?" He and his bride live in a small one-bedroom apartment in New York. "Everything we get for our wedding is doomed to spend at least three years in her parents' garage."
The WSJ contines to comment on the "right" and "wrong" ways to request cash.
What do you think? Do cash gifts seem less special or romantic? Is it always tacky to request cash? Is cash more practical?