(Closed) Registry…for a Housewarming Party???

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are housewarming registries acceptable/common?
    Yes - everyone does 'em! : (0 votes)
    Depends : (0 votes)
    Well, it's a little unusual. : (3 votes)
    18 %
    No - and it's a total call for gifts. : (14 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I know when you are invited to a housewarming party, its nice to bring a little something house related as a gift, BUT I’ve never heard of a housewarming registry… seems a little…tacky? Could be I’ve just never heard of it and it’s the new “hot” thing…sorry, I’m no help… I definitely wouldn’t be giving them money. If you feel like you need to give something, since you were invited, give something to the girl you actually know…

    Post # 4
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It is a little odd. I’ve always kind of put housewarmings into the category of shower-lite. Giving a gift to go with the house is pretty standard, but it isn’t as much the focus of the event.

    I personally don’t think registering is problematic, but the situation as a whole is off-putting. If there had JUST been a mention of a registry, phrased better, it wouldn’t have bothered me. But the gift grabby tone of the whole thing is the problem.

    Post # 5
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Oooh I think that’s definitely tacky. While it can be nice to bring a housewarming gift, it’s definitely not required. A registry is not only unnecessary, but going too far. I usually bring more of a hostess gift like a bottle of wine or flowers. I don’t like situations where people start making it requisite to bring a gift (other than showers, I can get behind that).

    Post # 6
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Oh wow – that rubs me the wrong way!

    Sometimes our society is too gift oriented – we held a housewarming party to have all of our friends over to see the house NOT to get gifts. A few people brought us bottles of wine but that was it and greatly appreciated!

    I would NOT attend a housewarming party that had a registry and the most I bring to a friends housewarming would be a bottle of wine!

    Post # 7
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wow! I have never heard of that! When I think of housewarming I think of people bringing a small gift like flowers, wine, or a house hold item or maybe a dish but never hears of a registry. And that mom, how rude of her to make those comments! Eeek

    Post # 8
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    That seems so innapropriate.

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