Post # 1
So my fiancee, has insisted that we should have our guests give us money or a gift card to some place, instead of doing a actual gift registry from a store, but the minor concern is our invites are already printed and has printed on where we are registered at. I would love to see all the input I can possibly get!
Post # 3
At this point id be telling him he gets what he gets. You can’t really tell guests to give you money. All you can do really is have your parents spread the word that you are saving up for something in particular and dont need material items And that if they are going to get you something a contribution to said thing would be nice.
Post # 4
It’s too late to change it now, unless you want to empty out your registry and leave almost nothing on there. If you do that, you run the risk of getting a lot of giftcards or random items.
If it’ll make him feel better, we had two places that we registered at with a ton of things in all price points and by the wedding day, we still had items left in all price points and we received cash from 50% (give or take) of our guests. We only put our registry info on our website and just left a polite note saying no gift is necessary.
Post # 5
Kinda late for him to say that, isn’t it? What was he saying while you guys were picking out items for the registery?
Either way, your guests will either buy you something off your registery (which you both needed anyway), give you cash/gift cards, not give you a gift, or buy you something you don’t want or need. At the end of the day, even the registery is just a suggestion to guests that if they want to get you something, here are some tips.
Post # 6
This is what happens when FI wants to be invlovled a little too late in the planning!
Post # 7
@Nic01: I totally agree lol!
Most guys don’t understand the whole gift etiquette thing. You can’t really ask your guests for money….it’s in bad taste. All the weddings I’ve attended in the past 3 years (7 in total) everyone brought a card. There was only one wedding that had gifts on the table. I would just tell your FH it’s too late to change the invitations and worse case scenario you can return your gifts if you need the money.