Post # 1
I know I am in the minority here since so many people would rather have money than gifts. I am the complete opposite. I have spent so much time picking out the things I have always wanted on our registry that I would actually be disappointed if I received cash in lieu of gifts. Not that I wouldn’t be grateful. I would be grateful for any gift. But I have tons of relatives who I know will skip the registry and give us cash. I know you could say that once I get cash then we could go and spend the money ourselves with what we registered for but its easier said than done. As much as my fiance approves of all the registry items so far, I don’t think he would be inclined to make a dash to Bed, Bath & Beyond for towels and kitchware with all the cash gifts. Anyone else feel the same way? Again, I’m not being ungrateful. I’m just stating how I feel.
Post # 3
I actually did want the gifts, I knew if we got cash we would end up spending it on a lot of stuff we didn’t receive, because we were setting up a new house where neither of us had anything but hand me downs, so in my opinion we needed all new kitchen and entertaining stuff. Our family and friends were extremely generous and we got a lot of what we put on the registries
Post # 4
Everyone feels differently about these things. I loved my dishes, and was so excited to get those, but FI and I are also getting ready to buy a house, so we also wanted the cash. We were happy with any gift, and didn’t think too much about it!
Enjoy every gift that you get, and know that you’ll get the towels and kitchenware eventually!
Post # 5
I completely agree with you, I want the gifts! Although I am and will be super grateful for any cash as well. But my fiance is pretty frugal and he wouldn’t be ok with me spending a lot of money on sheets and other things. I already told him though that a portion of the cash money will go towards purchasing some of my favorite registry items and he is ok with spending some of it but not all of it. I love it all though and I wouldn’t know what to leave out! I do have a relatively small registry though. It is about 100 items and many are low cost little things like oxo cooking utensils and martha stuart gadgets. I do know that he would not feel comfortable buying $400 of flatware and I really want it! It is split up into sets of four place settings so it isn’t very expensive for gift givers to get one set. And I want seating for 24!