(Closed) How to ask for things really needed instead of “normal” new couple gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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2786 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Roberk3:  I knew a couple that needed to renovate their bathroom, and they asked people to contribute to a fund at a local hardware store to buy all the things they needed…they basically set up a cash registry with the store…then after the wedding the thank you cards had a picture of the finished bathroom-everyone thought it was really cute!

Post # 4
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roberk3:  You can register at Home Depot!  I didn’t, so I don’t know what options there are, but maybe there’s an option for them to put money in a “home improvement” fund?  Kind of like how you can register to have money put towards your honeymoon?

Post # 5
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

other then telling people what u would like i dont think there is a good way of stating it.. i would register for gifts at home depot. return the gifts and use store credit for actual windows patio ect..

Post # 6
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2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would just have a small registry of household things that you do need or want or no registry at all.  And then when people ask where you are registered, you (or your mom or whoever) can say that you have a small registry at X but are really saving up for YZ home repairs.  Then people will get the hint that you’d prefer cash.  Also, since it’s mostly close friends and family they are probably aware of your situation (ie have an established household) and know that you probably have everything you need and will give you money anyway.  It’s considered rude to ask flat out ask for cash so don’t do do any sort of cash registry.

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