(Closed) Registry for people who have everything

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

There is no way of asking for money nicely. People get offended way to easily. It will most likely backfire.

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just don’t have any sort of registry at all, and people should get the hint & give cash instead. That’s what we’re doing–but we’re excited/grateful for anything 🙂

Post # 5
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Agreed that you can’t ask directly for money.  But as a couple (I’m 34 and he’s 41) who has everything, we decided to register for little things and then also created a Honeymoon registry.  The response has been so-so but we’re still almost two months from our wedding and I haven’t had my shower yet….

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Tough question.  I have been a bridesmaid in 9 weddings and attended many more wedding showers than that and no one has ever given money at a shower.  In my experience, people want to give gifts to help the couple have the items they need to start a new life together.   The gifts given at the wedding are more monetary and typically cover the cost of their plate.

Do you want money for the honeymoon events or a specific item?  There are registry’s that offer a more customized approach that might better suit your needs (i.e – paying for an activity on your honeymoon).  I have listed two below should you want to explore this approach.




Good luck!

Post # 7
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Usually people here either give gifts or money to the couple. We’ve been living together for more than 2 years now and we don’t need anything new. That’s why we don’t have any registry. We didn’t ask for money directly 😉

Post # 8
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just went to my friend’s couples shower and they created a small registry at Pottery Barn b/c they wanted mostly money. And trust me – money was what they got! Other than a few decorative items from PB, they were given cash and gift cards. I’ve never seen anything like it. In my opinion, why did we even throw a shower for her (I’m a BM)?

Post # 9
2821 posts
Sugar bee

This was not my intention but we did not register and told people to donate to their fav charity or ours if they asked.  A lot of people did that but we also received a lot of cash gifts.  For my bridal shower I got all tangible gifts and even without a registry it worked out well. 

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