(Closed) Register or not to register…? that is the question.

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I felt the same way about registries. Mr Rugbee and I have lived together for over a year & we have most basic household items. What we really need is a place to put them! Ultimately, I did a shower registry with few items over 100$, cause I didn’t want anyone to feel obliged.

When people have asked what we’d like for the wedding, I’ve suggested that greek tradition is usually cash (I’m greek) but their attendance is way more important to us than any gift.

Post # 4
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FH and I are combining two households – there is nothing we need. We are specifically requesting no gifts for the wedding.

That being said, I personally hate registries and totaly refuse to buy anything off of anybody’s. I have never heard anyone complain about receiving cash as a gift.

Post # 5
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A close friend of mine suggested we register b/c she said people will buy us something whether we register or not (and she personally threatened to make sure we get 70-some toasters if we didn’t register). She said a small registry is fine. The partner and I live together and have lived on our own for several years, so it’s not like we really need anything. Also, we figured we’d ask for no gifts, but if people want to they could donate to a charity we both like (probably the one that supports teh illness I have bc I am selfish like that). We figure we will just go somewhere like Target b/c we can put stuff like a juicer (I would really actually LOVE one) on there, as well as be silly and put laundry detergent or things for our dog on there.

Post # 6
1278 posts
Bumble bee

A small registry would be good, because some people will buy you something regardless.  I know whenever I see a small registry, I automatically know that they don’t need much and I generally give cash then. 

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re still in the same situation and are still registering because we know people will buy us gifts anyway and we would rather have stuff we like and will use. I’d recommend going with a universal gift registry (we’re using MyRegistry.com) because they let you register from anywhere so you can go beyond the typical kitchen and housewares wedding registry. We have DVDs from Amazon, art supplies from our local craft store and a bunch of other odds and ends from Target all listed on one registry 🙂

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