Being asked about off-registry gifts/favorite wedding gifts

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you get asked about off-registry gifts?
    Yep : (6 votes)
    46 %
    Nope : (7 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 2
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    We didn’t register for towels and sheets – felt too personal, a weird hang-up of mine – and we got sheets as a gift with a note about how we had forgotten to register for them. Kind of funny/odd. They are nice sheets.

    Not my favorite gift but I was disproportionately excited about our trash can! Stainless steel, touch-free… heaven.

    Post # 3
    9718 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We did not get asked that question and we had a really small registry. I think if anyone had asked we probably would have said that any gift is fine. I’m never good at giving people gift ideas when they ask.

    We did get quite a few off-registry gifts and I really loved them all! My favorite was the canoe my grandparents gave us. I also loved these plates my aunt and uncle got us that have a little spot for a bowl of soup to go:

    It was such a perfect gift for us (we love having tomato soup and grilled cheese during winter) and we had never even seen something like them to put on our registry!

    Post # 4
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    We got a lot from our registry and about 10 gifts that weren’t. I like them so much! We also got a ton of cash that we used towards our house deposit. 

    My favourite gift is this beautiful fancy cutlery set from my in laws. It came in a beautiful velvet box. It wasn’t in the registry but it’ll be something we use for special occasions for the rest of our lives! 

    My husbands aunt got us handmade tiled coasters that are from our home country. They are very fancy and unique and special. 

    My parents bought us a huge set of pots and pans which will get so much use!! I also really liked the food processor my husbands other aunt bought for us, it was worth like $800. So that’s awesome! 

    Brother in law got us a rose gold and wood wall clock which I love. 

    Just realised all my favourite gifts were from family lol 




    Post # 8
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    missjoy0819 :  We got several off-registry gifts, mostly personalized things like a lazy susan with our name/date on it and some wine with personalized lables. I don’t think anyone asked, but if they had I suppose I would have offered my etsy “for the house” wish list — though you could also add that stuff to an amazon registry if you have that. 

    Mostly I just hated when people asked about gifts at all. I had a couple friends ask if I wanted my cash gift before or at the wedding, which was nice- they knew we were paying for it ourselves so thought maybe giving before would be helpful- but it was just awkward for me. 

    Post # 10
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    missjoy0819 :  Yes, I had an aunt ask TWICE what she could buy us….because she didn’t like anything listed on our THREE registries. Of course I told her a gift wasn’t necessary.  She did end up purchasing something from the registry but it was an uncomfortable conversation both times. Sigh..SMH!

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