What's the appropriate response to 'What would you like as a wedding gift'?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

When I get asked, I say, “There are a few things that would be wonderful!  We’re registered at BB&B and Create & Barrel.  You can check them out!”  And that usually satisfies them… I feel that that option is best, because I don’t accidently suggest something out of their price range, or perhaps insult them by suggesting something super cheap.  Like those corn holders.  God, I really need those, but they’re like $4, haha.

Post # 3
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My answer was “Oh, that’s so kind.  You really don’t need to get us anything but we are registered at ___”.  

Post # 4
3111 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would just continue to tell people where you’re registered. I’m guilty of asking close friends for specific items they want more than others, but that’s because I usually plan on taking one of their big ticket items as their gift.

Post # 5
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Refer them to your registry. If there isn’t a registry thank them for thinking of you and tell them all you want is for them to come and celebrate. Of course mean that. We did not register. 

Post # 6
3845 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MsGinkgo:   Direct them to your registry!

Post # 7
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ah, I am terrible in these situations. My aunt, who is travelling from literally the opposite coast of Canada to come to our wedding asked me over email if we would prefer money or something from our registry as a gift. I was shocked because since she’s travelling so far, I’d never expect her to get us a gift too. Instead of telling her that though and thanking her for the thought, my response was to go all awkward-turtle and just not answer and pretend I didn’t get the email. SO TERRIBLE. I have no idea why I did it and now it’s been too long hahaha. So awkward, and I’m the one that made it that way lol.

Moral of my story – your way is so so much more graceful and informative. Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂


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