Post # 1
The other half and I have been together a little over 9 years and have lived with each other for the past 6. We are getting married in Aug. My question is, would it be rude to ask our guests for gas cards instead of regisitering for gifts? We plan on taking a road trip around the northwest, and maybe down to the Red Woods in Ca, for our honeymoon…. We already have most everything we need/ want for our house since we’ve been living with each other for some time.
Post # 3
Asking for gifts in general is rude.
The majority of people under age 50 or so give cash these days anyway, and people who prefer to be traditional and buy physical gifts are going to do so whether you’re registered or not – so asking for a specific kind of money (a gift card) is only going to put people off.
Post # 4
No. Just don’t register and if people ask what you’d like, then tell them about the gas card/road trip idea. Then hope for some cash from those who don’t inquire as to why you aren’t registered. But, NO, don’t ask for anything.
Post # 5
I agree, spread the word about the gas cards by mouth, still register for a few things.
Post # 6
@countryjeepgirl: I don’t think its a good idea, what if they get you a gas card to a store that doesn’t exist along your route? Last year someone gave me a gas gift card but that convenience store only exists in eastern PA, so it was not much help.
Post # 7
Are we talking about shower or wedding gifts?
For a shower – you’re kind of stuck registering
For wedding gifts – don’t register and people will figure it out, help them out by telling your family and close friends about your road trip
Post # 8
Thank you all for the replys.
Post # 9
I went to a wedding in 2010 that asked for the same + gifts cards at Home Hardware. I don’t think anyone thought it was odd. Especially as they had a wedding website where they explained that they really didn’t need anything for their home.
Post # 10
Personally, I’d rather gift something to someone that I KNOW that they want.
Screw tradition and what’s “proper”.
Quite frankly, couldn’t a theme shower be thrown– a roadtrip theme shower of sorts? Showers don’t have to be household items. I think it’d be rather fun to have a road themed shower….