Post # 1
so we are considering not registering, or registering only for the big ticket items that we really need. we dont need average household items. we have built our apartment with plans to get some furniture from Ikea, but we are waiting to get it until after the wedding. Ikea doesnt offer a registery and it is about an hour+ away from most of our guests anyway.
on our wedding website, we have a page for registry info, currently, i have:
“We have not had the pleasure of registering yet, and unfortunately, IKEA doesnt offer registries, so we arent sure where we will register. We are saving for big ticket furniture for our loft apartment when its finished though”
by the time we send our invites (hopefully this week) i want to decide for sure, either register someplace or not, and i want to update the information on our website, since we have an info card in our invites to rsvp online.
so how should i word the info on the website if we dont register, i want to convey that we are saving for big ticket items (i dont want to be tacky and just say we prefer cash) but really, we dont need much else.
or if we decide to go ahead and register, how can i word that we are registered but also saving for big ticket stuff?
Post # 3
i know it sucks that ikea doesn’t have a registry i use an universal registry myregistry.com i love it so much i know everyone is tired of me talking about it but i was able to put the ikea glassware on it that i wanted…yay!
Post # 4
Maybe you could just register with a money saver or honeymoon registry site? Then you can get the cash you want without having to say “I want cash!”
Some people will always prefer to give a gift than to give cash, so I suggest registering for a few smaller things you’d like. If you really have nothing you want, register at a store with a good return policy….
Post # 5
good idea with the universal registry… i will look at them.
we already went on our honeymoon, i won a trip to Vegas back in May, so we took our honeymoon money and had a great preweddingmoon.
Post # 6
@thefiancemeenah:Definitely register, even if its for the small stuff. We didn’t register thinking people would give us cash or some other gift that would be thoughtful. We got married three months ago and of the 50 couples that were invited that were our friends, only four gave us gifts, although all of the older generation (aunts, uncles, parents’ friends) did give cash.
Post # 7
I’m sort of in the same situation, we have everything in our apartment already and don’t need anything but there’s a few things that are old and we could use new… so I registered for like 10 things at Target and then we did a Honeymoon registry hoping that people will put more toward that.
On another note – Be careful with Ikea furniture though. We furnished our entire apartment in it and after moving the second time it all fell apart in our hands pretty much!
Post # 8
thanks for the tip with Ikea. i think we will go ahead and register at Target, for the small stuff, but leave a note on the registry page that we wished we could have registered at ikea, so if people want they can give us gcs there or cash.