And there are some gifts that guests couldn’t bring to the reception even if they wanted to, like the gift of experiences. Back in the day, couples typically would not live together before marriage, so they needed things to build a home together like pots and pans, bed sheets and toothbrush holders. These days, cohabitating before marriage is less scandalous in most cultures (and the average age of marriage is older). So both parties in the couple will already own enough bath towels and dinner plates. Enter: the honeymoon fund, through which couples will ask for money for their post-wedding vacation. You can buy the couple a night in a hotel, spa treatments, a bottle of wine or anything they need to have the best trip ever. While older wedding guests may find asking for money for a honeymoon to be tacky, modern wedding guests know any gift that the couple wants is acceptable.