- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Sorry for using a secret name, this is sort of an awkward question.
Many of our guests come from cultures where cash is the accepted wedding present, but we need a registry for the others. Since we don’t have a home and won’t for a while, getting dishes, blenders, etc would be an inconvenience. We decided to do a honeymoon registry instead.
We know that guests of our generation are going to be pretty open-minded about the honeymoon registry concept, while many guests in the older generations will be offended /think it’s tacky/judge us like crazy. Our honeymoon registry is for the former only. We don’t want to offend the others, and most of them fall into the “will give cash” category anyway.
So the dilemma is: how do we notify our friends about the honeymoon registry WITHOUT putting it on our website where others will see it and get offended? Fiance suggested sending an email (or asking a bridesmaid to do so) but I am struggling with how to share the info without sounding gift grabby. So far we’ve just been giving the link to those who ask, but it’s a relatively large group so this isn’t very practical for everyone.
What should we do?