Post # 1
I’m having issues with the whole wedding registry thing. My fiance and I already have a home and have been living together for 4 years so we already have most everything we could want or need. My question is, since we don’t really need a gift registry we would prefer cash and/or giftcards so that we could remodel some of the areas of the home or buy things for us and the home as we need them, Is there a way to tell our guests “Hey, we don’t need gifts, but we’d appreciate cash/giftcards” so that it doesn’t sound tacky or make us sound like we are assuming guest are going to give us money in the first place because that is not what we are trying to do at all. Thanks!
Post # 3
@MissRiss: I would check with your local building supply store (Rona, Home Depot, Lowe’s, paint store, decorating store) and ask them if they have a gift registry or envelope inserts. You can also tell your wedding party to spread the word to your family and friends rather than putting it on your invitations.
I received an invitation where the couple requested monetary gifts, they have lived together for a while as well, and it just looked tacky. Worst case scenario, you get some gifts you don’t need/like and you can return them to get the cash.
Post # 4
We really like our Present Value registry– and it’s the only one I’ve come across with NO fees.
They’re great because you can also name what you’re working toward, which might help guests recognize their cash contribution as going toward a larger gift.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
If you have your bridesmaids or someone throwing a shower for you, maybe on the invitation it could say something about a party to “shower the bride and groom with gifts to help “build” their home” and be hint to be tool themed somehow- maybe with a cute picture of a house and a hammer. If you go to myregistry.com, you may be able to register for tools and things from Lowes or Home Depot. If you only register for a few things from home improvement stores, people may get the hint and get you gift cards or cash for your home projects.