No Gift Registry, Money please!

posted 6 months ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

This cannot be a real question. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

You don’t ask for money at all. You definitely don’t ask for a certain amount. This is just plain rude no matter how you slice it. If Aunt Olga wants to gift you a gigantic toaster oven you neither want or need, you graciously thank her and figure out what to do with it. That’s it. If people know you have most things you need and you don’t have an extensive registry, you’ll probably get mostly cash anyway. But please, do not straight up ask people for money. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

people probably arent going to send you a check before the wedding day, are you wanting peoples money to cover the wedding in order to have it? or are you trying to recoup some of the cost?

Regardless of your plan, DO NOT SET A PRICE. thats just ridiculous. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I wouldn’t ask for money for the wedding. You could set up a honeymoon fund as the registry, but asking your guests to contribute towards your wedding might rub people the wrong way.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

myv13 :  I don’t mean this to sound rude, but everyone already knows that giving cash is an option. No need to say it at all in my opinion. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

myv13 :  i dont know, if you dont create a regular registry, and expect for people to take the giant hint that you want a check, that might go right over peoples heads and they might not give anything. We had a fairly small registry and i want to say more then half of our geusts wrote us a check instead of sending a gift. 

I feel like buying a card and shoving some money in it the day of is way easier then remembering to sit down and order something off a registry. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

If you’re making a wedding website, The Knot has like “honeymoon fund” or “house fund” or whatever you want which is basically just a way for people to give you money so maybe just put those up and only those on your wedding website and if you’re offering no other registry options I guess people will get the picture but you’re still likely to get those random gifts from friends and family because as everyone else has mentioned, there is no good way or polite way to say “cash only”.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

That’s a super tacky question. You never specify an amount of gift. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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