Post # 1
My FI and I have no registry currently.
We like to buy things one at a time and spend a lot of time searching for the perfect household item before we commit by spending like 5 hours shopping for 1 item at 10 different stores. We always have a special place where we plan to designate said object and when we finally shop and get our item its something I’ll likely never throw away
I don’t really like the idea of registering for all my household items all at once and getting them all for my wedding. Also we don’t own a house currently and a lot of our bedding that we want to buy we haven’t purchased our new bed yet which will be an upgraded size. Rather than just register for things we might use later on when we do get said new mattress etc I would rather wait to purchase these house hold items. We don’t have a linen closet either so theres no real place to put towels etc until we move to a new place. Would it be tacky or a big nono to ask for gift cards to say bed bath and beyond or target etc?
Post # 3
I still do need household items and such but just no where to put them/use them until I finally do purchase new mattress and we have our own house which won’t be until 3-5 years later
Post # 4
@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
I would just not register at all. People will most likely give you cash if they intend to give a gift.
Post # 6
@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 # 7
@abbie017: I just think if I have cash I will probably use it to pay bills or something
vs a gift card forces me to use it towards household items and such and I can delay choosing the stuff I need for when I do have a home
Post # 8
@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
I wouldn’t do it. A lot of people don’t have space for a lot of junk, but they figure it out.