(Closed) Cash Vs. Registry Gift

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you/did you prefer receiving cash or registry gift(s) at your wedding?
    Cash : (56 votes)
    79 %
    Registry : (15 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    At this point I’d rather have cash.  I got a lot of awesome registry gifts at my shower, and the only stuff that’s left is the really expensive stuff.  I’d love to have cash to put towards the expensive stuff (like the espresso maker or camera!).  Also, I really don’t want to have to deal with lugging physical gifts home from the reception.

    Post # 4
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If I am invited to the bridal shower, I usually buy something off the registry for that and then give cash at the wedding. If I am not invited to th ebridal shower, I buy something off the registry for the wedding.

    Post # 5
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I always buy gifts off the registry instead of getting cash and as a bride, I also preferred to receive registry gifts.  Darling Husband and I spent the time putting it together for a reason – the registry was items we needed for our new home.

    All cash and gift cards we got went towards completing the registry ourselves.  It would have been way easier if people had just bought the things on the registry and given them to us instead of giving us cash that we then had to take and go make the purchases.  Obviously getting a cash gift isn’t a bad thing, but they went towards registry items anyway!

    Post # 7
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    330 posts
    Helper bee

    I say cash! You can never go wrong with that!

    Post # 8
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    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    In this case I would say cash.  Brides monitor their registries.  I’m sure she knows what is on there.  She probably hasn’t added to it since the shower b/c she is actually hoping that people give her cash. 

    I’ve found that a lot of people would prefer cash, but you can’t really ask for it (why it is acceptable to “ask” for a blender that you have chosen and priced, but not for cash is beyond me, but anyway).  I think a small or dwindling registry might be the couple’s “hint” to the guests, if that makes sense.

    Post # 9
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @PumpkinSpiceChai: We had numerous people get us pairings/groups of gifts and we loved it!  Some people got use a bunch of different cooking utensils/tools (slotted spoon, wooden spoon, garlic press, potato masher, spatula, etc all together in one gift).  Another friend who loves to bake and has taught me some of her skills over the years got me numerous different baking items.

    I think groupings of smaller items make great gifts (plus, they are often the things that are less “fun” to have to go buy yourself as the B&G after the wedding if no one gets them for you).

    @Angela83: I disagree – Darling Husband and I didn’t add to our registry as things got bought because we were not going to register for things that we didn’t need and want just to fill up space.  We put everything we needed on at the very beginning and hoped that people would continue to use it until it was finished.

    Post # 10
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    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t like to give cash, personally, but if you’re comfortable with that, do it. OR wait a few days and see if she adds to the registry.

    (But personally, I would LOVE it if someone out there purchased all the little incidentals–I really like those $5 and $10 things!)

    Post # 11
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Haha, I love how it’s 92% cash now!! Honestly by the time the wedding came around, I was totally deleting things off our registry so we would get cash. It’s waay more useful than another serving platter and if this couple has already had a shower, they most likely have everything they need.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I used to buy things off of the registry, but now I just give cash.  And I would prefer to receive cash.  The only thing I don’t like about registering is that it restricts guests to purchasing from a certain store and possibly more marked up prices.  While we will put together a small registry, we don’t have much we need right now!  We may be moving to a bigger place in the next few years, but I can’t really plan that far ahead because I don’t know what our place will look like and we have no storage space for future home items right now.

    Post # 14
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I  hate giving cash as a gift. It just seems so impersonal. I know that’s what most brides and grooms want, but I hate the interpretation of “I love you guys this many dollars worth.”

    I mean, they know how much the registry gift costs, but to me, it has more meaning. So I always go with the gift registry.

    For us, we actually wanted registry gifts for our wedding, but got mostly cash. Haha. All the cash went toward the stuff from our registry anyway because we really wanted/needed it all. Our home was a collection of both our old college stuff.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Cash, by a mile. I did exactly what @Angela83 and @moderndaisy said, deleted stuff off my registry because what I really want for the wedding is cash. Not only do we want it because it will be more helpful, I also don’t want to deal with lugging stuff home from the wedding. You can never go wrong with an envelope with cash/a check!

    Post # 16
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Even though cash is awesome – its not meaningful and it doesnt last. It is used on groceries, gas, expenses and of course savings. Even though you might think your $100 or however much you are going to give will be a contribution to their house fund, it really isnt. Im not saying I didnt LOVE getting cash and I wish we had gotten more of it, but at the same time its nice to get something from someone and every time you use it you might think of them. Or years down the road you might still have what they gave you.

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