(Closed) How 2 Express Want GC Instead Gifts???

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
9282 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

There is no polite way to do this.  If you don’t register or have a very small registry, people get the hint that you want money.

Best thing to do is word of mouth.  When someone asks what you would like, you can mention you are saving up to furnish your new home.

Bridal Showers are about showering the bride with gifts.  Cash isn’t typically given.

Post # 4
3110 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@amcraig82:  I totally understand. But, I think there really is no way. I agree perhaps a small registry would help. But you really can’t ask for anything specifc 🙁

Post # 6
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@amcraig82:  there is no nice way to tell someone to buy you a gift and additionally exactly what to buy you especially if they didn’t ask

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you register at Bed Bath & Beyond – you can return anything you receive off of your registry for store credit… or cash. 🙂 A couple of my girlfriends had registered there, and when items had overlapped, they were given the option to receive cash in return! 


And anywhere you register from, if you return the item you’ll have store credit to use, so it could work either way.


Good luck!

Post # 8
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

I just wrote on my wedding website: “We have a small registry at Target and would also appreciate gift cards.” help this is ok 🙂 basically commenting to follow as well

Post # 9
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Check out Amazon- you can add Amazon, Home Depot, Kohls, JC Penney, etc gift cards to your registry. Honefund is another good site where guests can “contribute cash as a wedding gift”, to put it politely. I who some Bees may be opposed to this, but I personally don’t mind giving cash as a gift. 

Post # 10
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Macy’s has a gift card that they give you, and the guests load.  You could just register there, and have ONLY that on your registry.

Post # 12
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I hadn’t registered prior to my bridal shower (it was 5 months before the wedding).  So the hostess asked where I’d like gift cards to and I said Lowe’s or Home Depot (they used to do a registry but don’t anymore).  So she just put Lowe’s or Home Depot Gift Cards on the invitation.  No one thought it was rude, and I got mostly those gift cards, some to other places, and money.  I definintely recommend doing at least a small registry.  Like PP said, Macy’s and Target will add gift cards to it (I’m sure you can do this at other places).  I think it’s appropriate to also list gift cards, but you may want to be specific about a few different places.  I sure would like to konw where to go to get you a gift card you really need/want.


Post # 13
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Bed Bath and Beyond is fantastic about returning gifts.  We made a very small registry, mainly because we didn’t have a ton of needs.  We received a lot of cash, checks, and gift cards. 

When you write your thank you notes, put that you’re going to save financial gifts until you have your own home, so that you can furnish it. 


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