Post # 1
So my FI and I are thinking of not registering anywhere in your opinion if we don’t register anywhere do you think people will give us anything?
We of course could use the money like everyone else but don’t want to ask for it. Also we don’t want to register for things we don’t need or will use.
Post # 3
I think people will give you stuff…. and it will probably be stuff you don’t want.
My opinion is that you should register. Even if you already have the things you need, you can register for upgrades. Because people are going to want to buy you stuff regardless. If you register, at least you can steer them in the right direction.
Post # 4
You are definitely right about not asking for money. If you don’t have any kind of registry, you might get a lot of cash, but you also run the risk of people just buying lots of stuff you don’t want or need. Be prepared for lots of towels, baking pans, spatulas and other generic registry staples.
Have you looked into registries other than the main housewares/department stores? Amazon has one where you can pretty much put anything you want on there. Place like REI and home improvement stores have registries now too. Also consider honeymoon registries. Good luck!
Post # 5
get a registry somewhere like bed bath and beyond where returns are easy and you can get cash back… register for some fun stuff… and things that everyone needs like bath towels 🙂 that way people have choices and so do you… you can always return it after you get it.
Post # 6
Look for a few things that you always wanted to have but would never buy for yourself. As long as they are fairly reasonably priced, you will get them.
My fiance and I did this and we got a few really cool items that we would have never slurged on for ourselves. (ice cream maker, wine bottle cooler, 4 slice toaster, soda maker, bread maker, etc.)