(Closed) Non traditional Wedding gift requests

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My brother and his wife had the same problem and came up with a good solution. They still registed for a few small items at a department store and then arranged the honeymoon through that department store’s travel agecy. So they let everyone know where they were registered and then said that they were planning a honeymoon to Japan and if guests would like to contribute to that they could purchase a gift card. Everyone seemed fine with that.

My fiance and I will be doing the same thing as we also live together and have everything we need.

Post # 4
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539 posts
Busy bee

We were in similar situation, we just registered for some stuff to ‘upgrade’ at Bed Bath and Beyond, new sheets, towels, kitchen gagets, and then just asked my sisters and parents to spread the word about gift cards to places like Home Depot, and our local furniture mart so we can put towards the house, if they were asked. Worked out great, I think  you should register for some stuff in case people prefer not to give the gift of cash.

Post # 5
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358 posts
Helper bee

Me and my Fiance have also been together 6 years, and I have been living on my own for the last 3. Everything I need I have and everything I dont have is because I dont have room! So we are probably going to register at http://www.ourwishingwell.com. It lets you list items or things that you want to do (honeymood excursions, new sofa, etc) so people still feel like they are putting towards something tangible. Our familes arent too sensitve about stuff like this (since basically just a cash registry), but I’m hoping that they get the picture that if they want to gift us, cash is really most useful.

Post # 6
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I feel the exact same way. I love the ourwishingwell.com, what a great idea without sounding too tackey asking for cash on the invites. We really need a new living and dinning room set above all the traditional wedding gifts.

Post # 7
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My husband and I used http://www.alternativegiftregistry.org so that we were able to put what ever we wanted on our registry (gift cards to a local farmers market, help with some of the wedding details, a new vacuum, etc). 

Post # 8
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2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We  also had everything we needed. But we simply requested no gifts at all.

Post # 9
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my friends added a couch to her honeymoon registry. 🙂

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