Wedding season is in full swing but you’re still missing a few creative ideas for gifts? The bride and groom often wish for financial support and that’s the reason why we’ve collected three different ways to wrap and create something gorgeous with cash!
Last-minute wedding gift with cash butterflies
This wedding gift is the perfect last-minute solution and looks stunning and totally romantic! All you need is:
- a jar with a lid
- thin wire or thread
- tape or a hot glue gun
Ready to start with your origami butterflies? We aren’t claiming to have reinvented the art of folding banknotes and were massively inspired by all the great tutorials out there. We followed this YouTube tutorial on cash origami and can highly recommend you give it a watch too!
If you’ve followed the instructions in the video correctly, your butterflies should look something like ours! We’ve combined the two bills with a thin golden wire and kept it quite long.
Depending on the amount of cash, you’ll be left with more of less butterflies. If you want to add a few more butterflies without spending more money, diy a couple of them with paper and add them to the thread. Glue the ends of the wires or string to the bottom of the lid and make sure the butterflies dangle and fly at a nice height in the glass.
Already done with the last-minute wedding gift! For a bit more fun, add glitter, confetti or some fairy lights to the glass and let your creativity shine.
Quick and personal gift with cash in a picture frame
You won’t need any origami skills for this wedding gift, promised! We’ve created a few different lettering templates for picture frames and that is all you need:
- Lettering template - download them here for free -
- a picture frame
- construction paper
You can find the following templates with our typo: just love, the beginning, Mr and Mrs, Mr and Mr, Mrs and Mrs.
Copy the letterings to your construction paper or use the download as a stencil for your paper. Cut out the letters and place it behind the glass in your frame. You can alter the size of the templates by printing them bigger or smaller to fit your picture frame perfectly!
Now it’s time to arrange the bills. Tape them to the cardboard back of the frame and make sure to use tape that peels off without leaving any damage.
The DIY is suited for any amount of cash and wraps it in style!
Creative gift ideas with flowers made out of cash
This one is very special and a bit more advanced wedding gift with cash. We’ve created a flower box in the shape of a heart with flowers made out of banknotes that’ll be the highlight on the table with all the presents at the wedding.
This is all you’ll need:
- a box
- floral foam
- fake flowers
- thin wire
First off, fill the box with floral foam. You can purchase the foam at the florists and it’s super easy to work with. Leave about 2 cm of space at the top of cardboard box to make sure the foam doesn’t show once the flowers are attached.
We did a little google search to find a flower origami DIY we liked and ended up with these gorgeous cash flowers! You’ll need three bills per flower:
The amount of money and hence the color of your bills will define the color scheme of your box and fake flowers. We went with a reddish pink and blueish green concept!
For the last step, stick the fake flower heads into the floral foam and add the cash flowers in between, creating a gorgeous arrangement. Done, your floral masterpiece is ready for a big entry at the next wedding!/
Cash wedding gifts FAQ
How much cash should I give for a wedding gift?
That totally depends on you and your budget but we’ve found these guidelines rather appropriate:
As an acquaintance/a plus one: ±€50;
As a good/close friend: +€50
As a friend of the family: ±€100
A a family member: ±€200
What’s a good group gift from a bunch of friends?
The more people you are, the more money you can spend on a gift! Our three examples for cash gifts are also suitable for group wedding gifts. A group gift usually is a bit bigger and more impressive - the more people involved, the more creative hands to create something special and unique!
Should I gift bills or coins?
Banknotes are perfect for creating cool origami art and look super creative but coins can also be part of a playful wedding gift. For example a gorgeously designed coin bank filled to the brim with cash! Bills are easier to handle for all parties though.
What do I write for a cash wedding gift?
It’s important for the wedding couple to know who gifted what and that’s why a little note or letter is obligatory. Add a few wedding wishes and your signature and you’re good to go!
Where do I store cash gifts at the wedding?
The storage of the cash gift depends on the party location where the gift table is situated. If the location is openly accessible, the money should not be left unsupervised. You could present the gift to the wedding couple and lock it in the car afterwards or bring it to an enclosed area at the location. If the party is a bit more private and the guests are a close group of friends and family, the cash gift should be safe. Taking apart a cash gift without anyone noticing isn’t that easy after all!