Post # 1
Does anyone know if any of the home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc) have wedding registries? I tried to look on their sites, but couldn’t find anything.
I love to cook and invested in the best quality kitchen stuff already, plus I’ve lived on my own for quite a while and already have bought most of what I want/need. However, FH and I want to do lots of improvements to my house, so we could really use things like wood and drywall and tools!
Any other ideas of good places to register? Honeymoon type registries are out, as my mom and her family would think that was very tacky (I don’t care, but she said absolutely not!)
Post # 3
I think that Lowe’s and Home Depot might have registries. You might also want to just ask for cash. We did that since we were already established and then didn’t have a shower.
Post # 4
I had to look high and low for this, but I knew I had seen this before!! This online registry lets guests donate money to specific home improvement projects!
Post # 5
We really want to do that, but can’t find a store that has a registry around here. He is selling his house and we are already combining households. We have 3 people throwing us a shower and the thought of it stresses me out!
One way around it is that we may ask for things for our yard (perennials, gardening tools, etc..) at one of them. It’s still home related, but won’t become clutter.
Post # 6
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: There is no polite way to ASK for cash. Though not registering is often a good way, or spreading it to people who ask you or friends and families.
I do think Home Depot does registries, but it isn’t something I would support personally. I find the idea of buying someone screws and drywall an ungratifying present as a giver. I like to give people something personal that they can think back and say “Oh this XXXXXXX was given to us by Andie and J at our wedding in 1987” Drywall doesn’t have the same appeal to me as a giver.
Post # 7
How about asking for gift cards from these stores?
Post # 8
@andielovesj: We didn’t ask for cash specifically. We just had our parents say that we already had a home set up and were going to be moving after the wedding so cash would be the easiest gift.
Post # 9
@missapis: That might work well. Thanks for hunting it down for me!
@andielovesj: I know it’s not the best for some people and I’ll probably do a regular registry too, but I’m really struggling what to put on it. I have high end tastes and have already bought what I want as far as cooking/bedding/decorating/towels are concerned. I have a feeling a lot of my family would feel the way you do.
Post # 10
IMO….it’s okay to have key people (parents/MOH/BM/relatives) tell guests that the bride and groom would best be gifted wtih money. However, it is not okay for the bride and groom to ask for cash.
Post # 11
I think if you search the boards there are a couple threads on brides who tried to do this. I *think* the result is either HD or Lowes do a registry of some sort but it’s ONLY at A store. So it’s not some mass registry database that is linked into their server.
One option is to perhaps do a online registry which will allow you to add items from all over the internet…..including specific items from Lowes/Home Depot! You can add a drill, miter saw, etc. And even gift card amounts if you want. That way people can still get the benefit of saying I got them item A, B or C and it helps you towards your home.
P.S. We used MyRegistry.com and we loved it!