Registry When You Already Have Everything?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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42472 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

somanyletters:  If there were no upgrades that I wanted,I simply wouldn’t register.

Call me old-fashioned but I don’t belive it is the guests’ responsibility to pay for your honeymoon. If you get cash or checks for gifts, you can always put those towards the honeymoon.

Post # 3
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

somanyletters:  I was wondering this same thing this morning while reading another thread! I am mostly commenting to follow, but I do have another question to add. People also say that not registering at all is clearly asking for cash and is tacky, but it can’t be more tacky than registering for things you don’t need, right?!

Post # 5
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are you planning to have pre-wedding parties like a bridal shower?  If so, I would have a small gift registry.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t bother registering for anything, especially not a honeymoon registry.  People will give you a gift if they want, but you don’t really need to send them a list that says cash is an acceptable gift.

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Post # 6
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

somanyletters:  It will happen regardless.  Some people are just more comfortable giving a physical gift.  Having a registry will help you at least get the toaster you want.

Post # 7
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

somanyletters:  You don’t have to register, but many people will want to get you a physical gift. Do you have a nice set of china and flatware? If nothing else, everyone can always use more linens and towels.

Post # 8
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

edepp2010:  It is perfectly acceptable not to have a registry. It doesn’t mean you are “asking for cash.” A honeymoon registry, on the other hand, is doing exactly that.

Post # 9
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I say do what feels right within your family and friends. It seems like everything offends somebody whether it’s registering for gifts, not registering, or having a honeymoon fund. We didn’t register and we didn’t ask for money. Two people gave us physical gifts and almost everyone else got a card with money in it or a gift to somewhere like BB&B or Home Depot. We were appreciative and sent TY cards. I don’t think anyone was offended, but if they were I don’t care at this point.

Post # 10
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are you sure you don’t need a better blender, or an ice cream maker?  Do you have an avocado slicer, or a rainbow of silicon spatulas?  Maybe you need a griddler, or a fancy espresso machine, or these chihuahua taco holders…

Post # 13
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

somanyletters:  Its’ very simple.  You don’t register.  

If anyone asks where you’re registered, you simply say ‘We aren’t, but we are saving towards X’ and leave it at that. 

Then be thankful for each and every gift (boxed or not) that you receive.

Post # 14
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

somanyletters:  We chose not to register for the exact same reason. We’ve lived together for 7 years and we have everything we need/want. We get alot of upgrades around Christmas time from family so registering was not something we wanted to do. We were thinking about a honeymoon registry but we aren’t going anywhere right away and we didn’t want anyone to pay for a vacation that we will be choosing to take. We have just left it open for anyone who wants to get us something but have tried to make it clear that we aren’t expecting anything from anyone. We just want to have a good time and celebrate! People will do what they wanna do, you really can’t control what they get you or stop them from giving you what you don’t want/need. 

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