Post # 1
My Fiance have been together for 5 years and have lived together for 2 months. We already have the household things ex. dinnerware, linens and appliances. We are however in the process of remodeling the home he bought three years ago. We do not want to register for household items. We would appreciate any gift but gift cards to Lowe’s Home Depot etc. would be wonderful. How do we go about letting guests know what we would like?
Post # 3
Instead of doing a registry at a store you can do a Honeyfund (honeyfund.com). My brother did this for their wedding. It allows guests to monetarily give towards something specific that you are saving up for (ie. a car, a honeymoon, remodeling the house, etc.) I hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 4
You can also register for your favor wine, or alcohol if that is what you like. Sit down and discuss what your Fiance what you would like to receive that you dont have. You dont have to register it is your choice.
Post # 5
You do not have to register. But if you are not registering for material items you should also forgo a shower.
I do think you should register for a few small goods as not everyone will feel comfortable giving cash or gift cards. Even if you have most household items, some things always need replacing. No one has a house full of 100% new goods. What about sheets and towels which always need to be replaced every few years.
Post # 6
@andielovesj: I agree!
My Fiance and I are doing a registry for the sole purpose of those guests that prefer to give a physical gift, otherwise we wouldn’t bother. We live together and don’t need anything, but I figure I can just register for things we would never waste money on ourselves. And we are also registering for some things we already have but wouldn’t mind upgrading what we have.
Post # 7
@drummerbride: This is what we’ll likely do as well. Some guests are just hellbent on giving physical gifts! I don’t care for the honeyfund idea, though it would certainly be useful! Something about it makes me uncomfortable. Is it a really common thing these days?
Post # 8
@RedAngelDreamer: Honeyfunds are becoming way more common for young couples (thanks to this economy/more common to live together&start a household pre-wedding I’m fairly certain) But if it makes you uncomfortable just register for a few useful/dream registry items and let that be that. You’ll find plenty of people will just get you ish off registry regardless, so atleast give them an idea/guideline.
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
You can register at Home Depot I believe, and definitely at Sears for tools and such. That might meet both needs–people who want to give a tangible gift, and you who don’t want to receive pots and pans and such. Friends of ours did that (as well as a more traditional regstry) and got a ton of stuff. We had fun with it–for her shower we got my friend a tool belt and filled it with tools she would need, screwdrivers, hammer, bottle opener, bottle of wine and one of vodka…. 🙂 it was cute.