Post # 1
Our wedding is August 2015. I’ve begun going through the house to see what we may need to put on a registry. I found maybe 5 things, and I don’t even need them, they’re more of a want. I’ve owned my home since 2011 so we have everything we need. I don’t expect gifts at all, but I know regardless of putting anything on my invite, they’d show up with gifts of somesort; thats just how they are.
I’ll be completely honest, FI and I would much rather have cash than anything, as we could put that into home improvements. I don’t feel right putting anything like that on an invite and I never would.
Any advice from people who have been in this same situation? I feel so rude even asking this, but I’d much rather have people give cash, if they’re giving anything at all than spend it on a household item that I won’t be able to use.
Post # 2
Don’t put anything on your invite. Just hope that people get the hint and if they buy you a present that they give you a receipt so you can return it. If anyone asks you where you are registered just tell them that you aren’t because you have had your home for so long.
Post # 3
onthefritz: I agree with the PP… don’t put anything on the registry and most people will get the hint or ask you.
I’ve read other posts on here that the bride put the registry at Lowe’s because they were doing home improvements so a lot of people got them a gift card because they got the hint that Lowe’s is a construction store and not a home decor store. I liked that idea, IMO!
Post # 4
Make a small registry, have family and friends spread by word of mouth that you’d prefer cash for X expenditure (renovation, down payment, whatever).