cash as wedding present?
To be honest, I guess they just want cash instead of household stuff they don't need, and put the art in to make it sound nicer.
1) How do you give cash as a present? Any ideas to make it look less, um, "cashy"? Just putting it into an envelope with a card seems weird to me.
2) How much, approximately, would you give, for me and my boyfriend together? All of us, the wedding couple and us, are financially somewhere "in the middle ground", neither rich nor broke.
I have not much experience with weddings (so I have no idea about the "normal" price range for gifts), and I never gave cash as a present before.
EDIT Wow, thank you so much for your input! I tried to somehow combine your suggestions, and I think I write them a check over 99.99$ (to be just a little, well, funny, and not too cheap, after all my bf and I are completely separate entities, financially ...) and put it into some artsy little box with an artsy little card.
I'm glad to read that my slightly weird feelings when opening this invitation were not due to some Victorian mindset:-)
And when I have figured out what to wear, given the fact that I have to ride a motorcycle 20 miles to the church and another 20 miles from church to reception without a real chance to change apart from the open field somewhere, I‘m good to go. *sigh*