Post # 1
Lately, wedding guests have been asking “what is it that you really want for your wedding? I saw your registry but I want to get you something random.”
I never know how to talk about gifts because I feel like its the guest’s choice and I just feel weird. I get a little worried because I actually would like what’s left on the registry and plan on buying some of the remaining items or since we are unable to go on a honeymoon, any wedding money is going to be put toward that. What do you say when you are approached by guests?
Post # 3
I tell them whatever their heart desires! Lol…
Actually, in my head I say “cash”
Post # 4
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
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.