Post # 1
I had no idea how many boxes we would end up getting before the wedding. Since it is a destination wedding, everyone is shipping the gifts to us directly. Everyday we get 3-4 more boxes. With our recycling only picked up once a week and there being too many boxes to fit in our recycling container, we are surrounded. It is so much fun though! I wonder what will come today!
I am a bit concerened as only big ticket (>$100) items are left on our registry. I don’t want to register for more stuff because we do not need it. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
We purposely didn’t register for a bunch of stuff because we wanted cash. If you guys wouldn’t mind getting money (who would!), then have your parents/wedding party spread the word that cash is a great alternative to a gift. Bonus points for it coming in a nice neat little envelope!
Post # 4
You might need to register for a few more small things. I find there are a lot of little kitchen things that I could use. You are getting pretty close to the wedding so there might be some people who are waiting until right before the wedding to buy your presents.
Post # 5
Tough one, with a week and a half to go, probably lots of guests haven’t bought anything yet.
From my experience as a guest, I really prefer to buy off the registry, so I would suggest adding things. Giving money feels somewhat uncomfortable to me, in part because I am an excellent shopper, so if I plan on spending $100, I can usually figure out a way to a, like, $140 gift for that much. So you get more from me if you get a gift.
If you registered for towels or linens, register for more. One of life’s great little luxuries is using clean towels and linens. Did you ask for the accesories to any of your items, such as attachments to the KitchenAide? If you registered for china, go sign up for the gravy bowl and the ridiculous accent plates (what are those for?) or chargers. These are the kinds of things you may not want right now, but will be hard to find later on, despite the fact you will keep the china or the nice appliance forever.
Post # 6
You could also add gift cards to your registry – there’s always something you “forgot” or didn’t know you needed and could get later. Did you only register at one store? If so, you could add a second location – electronics, build a dvd collection OR add a charity as a second (or third) registry
Post # 7
I vote for the adding gift cards. We’re moving right after our wedding and the thought of having to move ALL that stuff makes me die a little bit inside. But hey, there are worse problems to have!