Registering for Gift Cards? Etiquette?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@elliptical2013:  a lot of people would say yes but i think instead of doing that I may do a cash registry like honeyfund?? that way they can see what you plan on getting with their money. Something I read on here too is that a girl kept track of who gave money to what and then she sent a pic of them doing that item on their honeymoon…. So if she registered for  a snorkelling thing she would take a pic of them doing it and send it in the thank you card to all that donated to that item. just an idea

Post # 5
3657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just not register at all. People will most likely give you cash if they intend to give a gift.

Post # 6
11588 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cmbr:  I agree with this.

I am fairly old fashioned, and I disagree with anything that equates to registering for cash.  If you have a small registry, or no registry at all, people will get the hint that you just want cash.  That way, you can put the cash towards your new bed, or household upgrades, or your house downpayment, or whatever else you’d need to put it towards.

Post # 8
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@elliptical2013:  Do a small registry and tell your friends and family that you prefer gift cards over cash.


If you can, take the cash and put it in a savings account so you don’t use it until you want to.

ETA: CLOSE friends and family…so they can spread the word…not every person that may be invited.


Post # 9
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t do it.  A lot of people don’t have space for a lot of junk, but they figure it out.

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