(Closed) Is this wrong to do?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ivyblue88220:  I think it’s really sweet and not tacky at all.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ivyblue88220:  I think that’s a great idea.  Very charitable.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

How could giving to others less fortunate be tacky?!  You are very sweet to want to do something like that.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Not at all.  It’s so hard to put things on a registry when you own a home, so I think charity is a great idea.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think its very sweet! Thats a wedding gift I would love to give.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think it’s tacky, but I do think it’s a little strange and the execution would be hard.  Traditionally when I see charitable donations, it’s the couple doing them in lieu of favors, not requesting that the guests bring food.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think this is fine, especially since the biggest problem people usually have is that they don’t appreciate the same charities as the couples do, but a food drive or toys for tots is pretty universal

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

AWESOME Idea, very selfless. Celebrities actually do this a lot.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is a great idea and I love it. I’ve seen registries where people ask for donations to their favorite charity that they’re actively involved in rather than asking for gifts. It’s a lovely gesture.

Are you going to have them bring it to the wedding? Just wondering what are the logistics involved (if your BP/DOC will have to haul it somewhere post-wedding).

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I do not understand how this would be considered tacky.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Fantastic idea I’d love the thought of giving to the needy:)

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could always donate the gifts you do get to charity? Household goods are always needed. Around here there are charities that give to people leaving shelters and setting up new homes. They may not need a new blender, but dishes, towels, etc.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

love this idea!! how refreshing!!

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