I recently had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed for an article in the Wall Street Journal (hits newstands today). The controversial topic focused on whether or not couples should ask for money instead of tangible presents at their weddings.
Personally, I feel it's NEVER ok to ask for a gift, be it money or a new set of steak knives. I'm sorry if you have 2 blenders, 4 cutting boards and zero counter space. It's NEVER classy to ask for cash!
So to all the brides and grooms out there who may be tempted to include a small line that reads "monetary gifts preferred" in their invitations....DON'T DO IT!