(Closed) What do you say?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I tell them whatever their heart desires! Lol…

Actually, in my head I say “cash”

Post # 4
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If someone actually asked me that?! wow, that would be awesome! I would have no qualms saying, “well, obviously we would appreciate anything from our registry, in fact any sort of creative and thoughtful gift would be wonderful I’m sure, but of course cash is always appreciated!”

Post # 5
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Man, did I ever hate this question.  I found it so difficult to answer because how the heck do I know what you want to spend, etc?  I HATED the registry process and that was (to me) my list of wants and needs.  It was pretty exhaustive.  And while I didn’t expect people to buy from the registry, I certainly didn’t expect to have to come up with another list of “REAL” gifts/wants for the people who didn’t want to follow the registry, but also had no clue what to get us.

I said something like “we’re just really happy everyone is able to come”.  The individuals in question (who actually have an until then unknown hatred of registries) said “No.  What do you really want?” I mumbled something about our registries and they looked at me like I had two heads and said “No seriously.  What do you really want?” My confused silence was all I could muster. At least the conversation was dropped.

Thinking back on it now, I would agree with @chittychittybanebane: : just tell them that you’re excited to see them and for them to just pick something that they think you’ll love.  

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