- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I know I’m probably in the minority here but I’ll just come right out and say it: FI and I do not want to register for gifts for our wedding. We don’t want gifts. We don’t want registries. We don’t want showers. We don’t want any of it! Why don’t people understand this?!?! ARGH!
There, it’s off my chest now. Thank you.
Seriously, FI and I do not want any part of registering for gifts, nor do we want a shower. Yet, this is apparently unacceptable for reasons we have yet to figure out. FI and I don’t know where we’ll be settling down as the next several years are likely to include a few moves (and we’re not talking Illinois to Ohio here, we’re talking Australia to North America, potentially the UK, possibly somewhere as yet unthought of). We just don’t want “stuff” to move with us all over the place, nor do we want “stuff” sitting in a storage locker somewhere in America, waiting for the day when we finally have a place we’re going to settle down.
It’s a daily battle now with people to explain that we just don’t want gifts right now – we don’t particularly need anything because of the reasons listed above. We’re both in well-paying jobs and are financially secure enough to purchase what we do need when we move to our next locale, and really, we hate the thought of people feeling obligated to buy gifts. A shower date has been set and really, I’m fine with having a girly lunch party with my family and friends to celebrate the wedding, but we just don’t want the gifts part of it.
Anyone else experience this? How did you handle it? I know we could spread word of mouth but the main means of doing so (mom) is one of the ones saying we HAVE to register as people really want to buy us gifts.
Argh. I have a feeling we’re going to end up with a load of stuff that we’re not going to take back to Australia with us, and is going to just sit in my parents’ basement collecting dust for the next decade.