(Closed) Curious: anyone prefer gifts from registry to cash?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which would you prefer to receive?
    Gifts from the registry : (22 votes)
    58 %
    Cash : (13 votes)
    34 %
    Gift cards : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other (below) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If people give me cash instead of gifts from the registry, then I’ll just use that cash to complete my registry purchases.  So I guess either way is fine…

    Post # 4
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yes because if I got cash i would end up using it for gas money and groceries. A lot of what I registered for I need and want, but I cant really spend the money on it. Does that make sense?

    Post # 6
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted cash.

    We have some things that could use upgrading, but we have most appliances.  We could get “better” flatware and glassware, but I don’t like throwing things away that are perfectly good.  We’re also not china/crystal people.  I guess I’m too practical, I’d rather add to our savings 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    This is a funny question, b/c i was shocked to find this was true for me! We weren’t going to register, since we were already living together. But we got a lot of pressure from my inlaws to do so, b/c they really wanted to throw a shower (pressure to do this, too). But in the end, I really am happy we registered, because we didn’t just go around picking a house full of random wish list stuff. We picked things that we needed and that were decent, and that we know we’d use. Previously, we were using our college stuff, and hand me downs that were OK, but not in the best shape. We didn’t take anything back, and we’ve used all of our gifts constantly. We would have just put the money into savings and continued using a rusty bent disgusting cookie sheet with tin foil on it, instead of a regular non busted pan that we use now.

     

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

    I voted cash.

    We have some things that could use upgrading, but we have most appliances.  We could get “better” flatware and glassware, but I don’t like throwing things away that are perfectly good.  We’re also not china/crystal people.  I guess I’m too practical, I’d rather add to our savings 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted cash.

    We have some things that could use upgrading, but we have most appliances.  We could get “better” flatware and glassware, but I don’t like throwing things away that are perfectly good.  We’re also not china/crystal people.  I guess I’m too practical, I’d rather add to our savings 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    We didn’t use a registry but some of the unique gifts were great because they were stuff I woudln’t have ever gotten myself but for more generic stuff I prefered cash becasue we are super experts on finding deals and stretching the dollar and even using craigslist. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    6573 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i wanted to get everything on our registry, so we made sure to spend our gift cards and cash on the left over stuff anyway.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    The registry is in place for a reason. I would much prefer that to cash. As a guest, I never give cash for any occasion and I don’t know anyone else who does either. If I received cash, I honestly would not know what to do with it. I would also feel like I wasted my time putting the registry together if no one could be bothered to use it. Most people I know feel the exact same way. I only use gift cards in dire emergencies and usually forget I have them until months or years down the road when it’s too late to use them by that time at most places.

    Post # 13
    Member
    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I want gifts because FI and I will end up spending the money on house payments, gas, etc, lol, and not on the kitchen items and new bedding we neeed!

    Post # 14
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is interesting, I’m wondering if it could be a regional thing?  Most weddings I have been to, the couple sets up a registry b/c they think it is expected, but most people want the cash.  For this reason, I always give cash and my friends and relatives do too.  (Sorry for the multiple responses on that last post)

    Post # 15
    Member
    5755 posts
    Bee Keeper

    In my neck of the woods (East Coast), people I know give gifts for the showers and give cash at the weddings. I do the same.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i prefer cash.

    i have stuff i need already.

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