- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
My Fiance and I have both been married before. I have two kids, and we’re planning to have a baby ASAP. We have lived together for over two years, and we have everything we NEED, although we could use some replacements and home improvements. Our wedding is a SERIOUS budget wedding, but with quite a few guests…everything is free, cheap or DIY. Neither of us make a lot of money, but we work very hard and receive no help from parents, etc. (I never had a first wedding, and my parents refuse to help me with anything financially or otherwise. His can’t afford to help out.) We’d like to register because he has some extended family he thinks will want to buy gifts, but I don’t want MORE junk in my house we don’t have room for. I’d much prefer cash or Home Depot gift cards or something we can actually use to fix up our falling-apart house, LOL. Obviously we aren’t ASKING for anything, but Fiance thinks we need some kind of registry so that when family members ask, there’s a place to direct them. Friends are being told not to give us anything…most of them are young families like us, and many of our friends are helping in a significant way with the actual wedding. (There is no family on my side to worry about…just my mom, sister, and brother, who are all involved with the wedding.) Thoughts? Should we register at all? Our invites have a link & QR code to our wedding website, mostly for RSVP purposes. We could put something there for those with a question about a registry, I’m just not sure what. I mean, I guess we could use some new towels and sheets, but otherwise, we have nothing “traditional” to register for.