You've got the wedding gift money... now what do you do with it? Here are a few tips that might help you and your significant other grow happily ever after financially.
Save it for a rainy day. You never know what the newlywed life is going to throw at you. It's better to be safe than sorry by putting money away into an easily accessible account for emergencies.
Bills. Bills. Bills. Start your married life off clean & debt free. Starting paying off your debts together, starting with the ones that have the highest interest rates (i.e. credit cards, student loans, car payments).
Invest! Getting a financial advisor might be the best way to go if you want to invest your money and watch it grow over time. Invest that money in a down payment on your new home or get a kickstart on your retirement fund. Put it back into your house. The more you put towards your down payment, the less interest you'll typically end up paying on a loan. So put the extra cash towards that! If you already have a home, make improvements to it to increase property value.
Insure yourselves For better or for worse, 'til death do you part, in sickness and in health it's always a good idea to be insured no matter the situation.