(Closed) Registry

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, that’s a toughy.  I think if you tell folks you aren’t registered, most will get the hint.  After all, guests can’t really expect to be invited to a lavish affair like a wedding and not provide some gift. 

I tinkered with the idea of no registry but decided that there were a few things we could get.  But I only registered for what was really needed; there is the possibility that everything gets bought so the rest will have to supply cash.  I tell you, not to sound mean, and I know it’s not about the gifts, but if someone didn’t give us something for inviting them to the wedding, I can’t say that they will ever get an invite to anything else (I can see that being more of a potential issue on his side with certain family members).

GL, I hope you come up with a workable solution.

Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I looked into the honeymoon funds and thought the fees were crazy too and didn’t want to do that to ourselves or our guests.  I went ahead and did a registry of higher end dishes, crystal, sheets and towels that I normally wouldn’t spend on myself but that way I at least gave people another option.  I’ve been surprised that people have been getting us those items.

Also, last week we did a shower for my cousin and had requested to do a cash shower because they already have items/house and are prego and could use the cash.  Well we had people tell us that they didn’t like doing cash because they like to go buy items on-sale or with coupons and get them a $50 item for 35-40 dollars.

So we ended-up having to change the shower plans.

Post # 5
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’d also recomment honeyfund for your honeymoon.  I think there’s also a registry for a down payment on a house floating around on the internet, but I don’t know what it’s specifically called.

Post # 6
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was in a similar situation, too. I opted for honeyfund. It’s technically supposed to go towards your honeymoon, but in reality, the guests write you a check and you can use it for whatever you want.

Post # 9
888 posts
Busy bee

I don’t want a registry and personally, I don’t care if I get gifts or not (not so true of my partner but he wants little things like kitchen stuff) so we have decided to do a registry for mainly inexpensive items at someplace like target.  I also don’t want people who do want ot buy us something to be confused and stressed.  I am pretty hard to shop for.

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