When ppl ask whether you prefer registry presents or cash . . .

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Shkragoldfish:  Just say what you have planned to say but I dont think you have to say, “You dont have to get us anything at all…” They are asking bc they are planning on giving you something. 

So just a “Thanks for asking, either is fine!”

Post # 3
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

Shkragoldfish:  We haven’t made a registry for that specific reason.  We dont need/want ‘things’.

Our answer is simple, ‘We aren’t registered anywhere but we are saving toward the addition we are going to put on the house’.

If someone gives us a cheque/cash.  Great!  If they go boxed gift…awesome.  If they don’t give a gift…cool! I don’t really care 🙂

Post # 4
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would just be honest — if people say what do you want I think that its rude to be all coy and “oh no please no gifts just donate the money!”

tell them what you told us “you are so appreciative of any gift but since you are trying to save up for your honeymoon anything towards that would definitely be a big help”

Post # 5
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

littlemisshostess:  Agreed! I think they’re asking because they genuinely want to know which you’d prefer. I wouldn’t think they would then turn around and be offended that you chose one of the options they presented. This wording is great!

Post # 7
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I usually said that we were registered at ____ store, and are looking forward to saving for a house since we didn’t have much storage. People understood for the most part that we preferred cash, but there will always be some people who prefer to give physical gifts, so I was glad to be able to offer both. 

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