(Closed) Cash Vs. Registry Gift

posted 9 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 # 17
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I would never give cash as a wedding gift. It is not done where I live.  There is nothong wrong with combining smaller items. I really want someone to buy the smaller items on my registry!

    Post # 18
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I usually give a registry gift. For our wedding, we ended up taking gift cards and cash to finish off our registry, so either way it went to the same place.

    Post # 19
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I used to give all effort on gifting from the registry, if available, but now that we are also having our wedding, I understand now that it makes more sense to give cash. We have given and will give cash to the weddings we had/are attending to this year.

    Post # 20
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I much preferred to receive a registry gift. We got some tremendously generous cash gifts, but they kind of just got swallowed into our checking account/savings account/credit card payments. Not as much fun as something you’d been hoping for. It was nice to be able to spend at least some of the cash on things from the registry we still wanted after the wedding, and that steep post-wedding discount was awesome, but it was still hard to justify spending all that cash on more STUFF, so a lot of it is just in our account. Probably wiser that way… but less fun. 🙂

    Post # 21
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would prefer a registry gift. In my family and social circle (as well as among their acquaintances), it is not done at all to give or receive cash gifts unless it is a teenager’s birthday. I would feel like I wasted my time putting together the registry if no one could be bothered to use it. In addition, I feel very uncomfortable and awkward receiving cash as a gift, and have always been that way.

    The only time I have heard of anyone not using a registry is when my father got remarried earlier in the year. He and his current wife registered at Bed Bath and Beyond which is not an uncommon store. But they went for only the most expensive gifts they could and then couldn’t figure out why other relatives were complaining about how expensive even the “cheapest” item was, and no one bought anything for them because they couldn’t afford it and neither would appreciate it if they did either. That is pretty much the only exception I have heard of.

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