Post # 1
Hello ladies!!! and Gents if you use WB!!
We are getting married this October and are looking to buy a house next summer/fall. We rather have things on our registry for our new home. It will be built therefore I rather have dishes, towels, etc….to go with our themed rooms/color. Kinda hard to do if we arent in the house.
We have a wedding website. What is the best way to word “We rather have GC then a Gift so we can buy gifts for our home when time gets here”?????
We will also kinda spread the word as well. So when time comes to decorate the new home we have all the gift cards. My fiance stated just leave way things are and when we get gifts just return for gift card. Id hate to do that incase “Aunt Peg” comes for dinner and asks where her pasta bowl is she bought
Post # 3
There is no polite way to do this. If you don’t register or have a very small registry, people get the hint that you want money.
Best thing to do is word of mouth. When someone asks what you would like, you can mention you are saving up to furnish your new home.
Bridal Showers are about showering the bride with gifts. Cash isn’t typically given.
Post # 4
@amcraig82: I totally understand. But, I think there really is no way. I agree perhaps a small registry would help. But you really can’t ask for anything specifc 🙁
Post # 5
Thank you both! I had a feeling there is no easy way to go about that….Sometimes Gift Cards are easier……at least this time in our situation.
Post # 6
@amcraig82: there is no nice way to tell someone to buy you a gift and additionally exactly what to buy you especially if they didn’t ask
Post # 7
If you register at Bed Bath & Beyond – you can return anything you receive off of your registry for store credit… or cash. 🙂 A couple of my girlfriends had registered there, and when items had overlapped, they were given the option to receive cash in return!
And anywhere you register from, if you return the item you’ll have store credit to use, so it could work either way.
Post # 8
I just wrote on my wedding website: “We have a small registry at Target and would also appreciate gift cards.” help this is ok 🙂 basically commenting to follow as well
Post # 9
Check out Amazon- you can add Amazon, Home Depot, Kohls, JC Penney, etc gift cards to your registry. Honefund is another good site where guests can “contribute cash as a wedding gift”, to put it politely. I who some Bees may be opposed to this, but I personally don’t mind giving cash as a gift.
Post # 10
Macy’s has a gift card that they give you, and the guests load. You could just register there, and have ONLY that on your registry.
Post # 11
So would “Gift Cards are also welcomed” on my website would that be ok?
Post # 12
I hadn’t registered prior to my bridal shower (it was 5 months before the wedding). So the hostess asked where I’d like gift cards to and I said Lowe’s or Home Depot (they used to do a registry but don’t anymore). So she just put Lowe’s or Home Depot Gift Cards on the invitation. No one thought it was rude, and I got mostly those gift cards, some to other places, and money. I definintely recommend doing at least a small registry. Like PP said, Macy’s and Target will add gift cards to it (I’m sure you can do this at other places). I think it’s appropriate to also list gift cards, but you may want to be specific about a few different places. I sure would like to konw where to go to get you a gift card you really need/want.
Post # 13
Bed Bath and Beyond is fantastic about returning gifts. We made a very small registry, mainly because we didn’t have a ton of needs. We received a lot of cash, checks, and gift cards.
When you write your thank you notes, put that you’re going to save financial gifts until you have your own home, so that you can furnish it.