(Closed) Wedding Gifts

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
Member
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When talking about registries and gifts, it’s a really delicate situation because you don’t want it to seem like you are asking for presents and that it’s expected. That’s why you don’t put where you are registered on your invites; you let it spread through word of mouth, shower invites, wedding website, etc.

I don’t think it’s rude at all to ask for money instead and just like with the registry, let it spread through word of mouth or you can register for gift certificates. There’s also websites that you can sign up for that allow guest to give you money through it. Hope this helps!

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We wanted mostly cash because we already had a home together and were going to be moving a month after the wedding.  So we had our families let peope know that since we had basically everything and we were moving soon, that cash or gift cards would be great.  Also, we didn’t have a bridal shower since those are gift giving occasions.  We did register for a few things that we needed though for people who wanted to buy presents.

Post # 6
Member
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s rude to directly ask for money for gifts.  If you want cash instead of gifts, just don’t register, or create a really small registry.  People are already aware that cash is an acceptable present, they don’t need to be told, and I don’t think they need a cash registry website (that might take a portion of your gifts!) to help them figure it out.  People who are comfortable giving cash will do so.  Those who are uncomfortable giving cash will still give a physical gift.

In some countries and cultures, cash gifts are the standard, but that’s not really the case in the US.

Post # 7
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11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We very much prefer cash so we created 2 registries. We used Rainfall of Envelopes which is a registry for monetary gifts. It seems more appropriate than just asking for cash. We also made a very small gift registry with only about 15 items or so that we would really like for those that like to give real gifts. There are also honeymoon registries that give you the monetary value of the gift so the guest doesn’t feel like they are giving you cash but a gift for your honeymoon. Also, I am making sure we let our bridal party and parents know to spread the word. Wedding is in 10 days so I’ll let you know how that works out for us.

Post # 8
Member
15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

we’re using depositagift.com to register for what we need the money for. our guests are loving contributing instead of buying us ‘stuff’ we don’t need. go for it!

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