- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
My fiancé and I picked our registries based on necessities. We’ve been living together for almost 3 years and already have silverware, china, furniture, etc. so we created a very small regsitry at Macy’s with less than 30 items. That way, guests can choose to use it if they want or they can give us giftcards/cash. If you and your fiancé need the household stuff, definitely go for the traditional registry. If he insists on wanting cash, then limit your registry to just a few items.
If you are uncomfortable with these options, nicely explain this to your fiancé, and definitely don’t do it. Some people still will give money though of course many will follow the registry. I do not find these things tacky but many people do, and if it makes you umcomfortable thrn it is fine to stick with a gift registry.
Hey there! My finance and I have lived together for over two years and have pretty much everything we need. When we moved out we received a hand me down dinette table and an old couch which is worse for wear. My mom and bridesmaids are throwing a shower so what we have done is create a small registry of about 55 items for things that need to be replaced, 48 of those items are affordable at less than $50 each (shower gifts in these parts are usually $50-$100). Shower guest list will be about 40 people. Wedding guest list is 120. We’ve also asked our bridal party to tell people we need some larger furniture items IF they are asked. Essentially I’m of the same belief as everyone else, you cannot out and out ask for money, but if people ask then there are ways around it. I think it also depends on your geographical area and your social circle. I’m from southern Ontario and cash gifts are the norm.
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