Since society has moved away from traditional reasons for marriage, it has also moved away from traditional wedding gift giving. The idea of gifting newly married couples dates back to way before we were even born. Traditionally, wedding guests would give the couple gifts to help that ‘become’ a couple, meaning couples would expect to receive useful gifts that would help to consummate their marriage as man and wife, as new homesharers.
Since more and more couples live together before marriage, their registries are becoming less about items and more about experiences. But many still think asking for experiences equal to asking for cash, which some people find rude. It leaves many people tongue-tied. The solution? Couples have taken to asking for a wedding cash gift with poems!