Post # 1
Hive, I hate making decisions, lol. Bring me your unique registry ideas.
Fiance and I just moved into our new apartment, which is just a landing pad for us while we look for a house to buy (4-6 months). After moving, the thought of having to box and move more physical things makes me crazy.
But I’m so torn, I don’t know what to register for if we do register. We have a whole house full of stuff, but new stuff is always nice. 🙂
If we don’t ask for stuff, I don’t want to ask for money. It would be lovely to get it (better than gifts), but I don’t know of a single polite way to ask for it.
Neither Fiance nor I like the idea of asking for things/money, but I know that if we don’t specify we could get a bunch of misguided gifts. So we’re directing all registry/gift info to the parents or to our wedding website.
Post # 3
Are you using a wedding website? If so if there are any experiences you two want to share you could suggest gift certificates towards those experiences on that page. For instance, if you both have always wanted to learn to cook or dance you could say something about that. Maybe just have a cute little saying about in lieu of gifts you would like people to help you two share experiences to bond in your marriage?
Even though you don’t want to make a registry it might be nice to make a very small one just in case. Even though you don’t want to pack things up there will probably be guests that will want to buy a gift regardless. Having worked in retail I can tell you I’ve dealt with plenty of people that just buy whatever they want for a couple regardless of what the couple’s wishes are anyway.
Post # 4
What about registering at places like REI if your outdoorsy or like to travel? We are registered at the canadian Version which is called MEC.
Post # 5
Bumping this for the post-work ladies.
Post # 6
If you’re going to have people directed to your parents about gifts, I would just have your parents put out the word for you that you don’t have the space for home goods. There’s nothing rude about that, IMO. They could say something like “Bells & Mr. Bellstobe have decided not to register as they have limited space in their apartment” or simply just say that you’ve decided not to register. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t take that as a hint you guys could use money, or they’ll be creative & figure out a gift that won’t waste space, like tickets to a nice show or something.
Post # 7
I’m using NewlyWish. It has unique items and some experiences like cooking classes, sporting events, and travel. The customer service has been way beyoned helpful too!