(Closed) ladies.. tell the truth. what is useful, what is not?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You don’t have to have a shower if you don’t need stuff.  We didn’t have a shower.  We also had people say that we would prefer cash when asking about what we want for the wedding (when they asked our parents for example).  If you don’t need stuff and don’t have room for stuff, don’t register for stuff just so people can get you stuff you don’t want!

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s hard to say if the stores in your area will let you return for cash or not, a lot of stores only return things for store credit except for manager approval for small amounts.

Post # 7
Member
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

A lot of stores have good exchange policies on registry items. You might try registering at a place that you usually shop (a favorite department store for example), so you can use the credits for things you usually purchase (clothes, make up, gifts during the holidays).

Post # 10
Member
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Macys and BBB have great return policies.  With Macys you can definitely use the store credit to buy whatever it is you need that might not be appropriate for a wedding shower.  Also, have you thought about a honeymoon or house registry?  this way people are buying part of your honeymoon or future house but you’ll really be getting cash from the registry site.

Post # 13
Member
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know – I do find good quality cookware, small kitchen appliances, etc useful – but to each their own. 

BUT – we do already own our home and such.

Post # 14
Member
31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

BBB will give you cash back.

Post # 15
Member
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can:

-have a small registry for things you will really need/want

-let your bridal party know that what you really want/need is cash and let them spread the word

-do a house/honemoon registry anyway

People do want to buy you something personal and meaningul.  I did enjoy the idea of purchase a “picnic on the beach” for my friend’s honeymoon registry even though I knew they could use the cash any way they wanted.  It was more the idea that they knew I was wishing them a special day through my gift.

Post # 16
Member
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

We avoided registering for most housewares and instead registered for:

  • Power tools
  • DVDs
  • Video games

You may not need them now, but the power tools will REALLY come in handy when you own your own home!  You don’t realize how much you need a power drill until you’re putting your furniture together, or fixing little things like door jams!

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