(Closed) Tell me what you think of this…

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Could you register at a home improvement store like Home Depot? Just an idea!

Otherwise, I think your plan is just fine 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in the same boat. Someone at work told me to go to http://www.honeyfund.com so people can put money towards your honeymoon instead of buying stuff you don’t need. I thought this was a great practical idea!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know Lowe’s hardware discontinued thier registry a few years ago.  My Fiance and I are going to include a note on our wedding website that says ‘in addition the the locations listed below, we would also appreciate gift cards to Lowe’s Home Improvement to put towards upgrading our new home’.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Amazon.com allows you to register for all sorts of things so maybe items like garden supplies, lumber, floors, rugs, air conditioners, hammers, mowers, bath fixtures, lighting fixtures etc.

I would go that way because I like to give people something (even if its combined with money) so they can remember me by it. My mom was telling me she remembers her grandmother every time she uses the lace table cloth she gave her for her wedding.  I think it would be sad to have almost nothing to remember your guests by because you chose not to register for stuff.

dont forget you can “upgrade” now for things also. New 600 thread count sheets (people always need new sheets at some point) or a really good knife set.  Or even sporting equipment or a hammock for your yard.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m in the same boat, I’m doing the same thing, registering for just a few things and getting a nice sentence, to print on a little envelope, suggesting the guests, to give us money as gifts. Or something like that. I’m sure there isolate ways to suggest them yo give us, monetary gifts, lots of brides are doing the same,

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I think sometimes a small registry can backfire. I know people who have gone that route and ended up with a bunch of random gifts. I would use word of mouth, we did that for my sister, since they had a lot of home improvement projects. She got tons of gift cards to homedepot and lwoes. Seh also did a universal registry, I think it was myregistry, where she coudl register for nontraditional items.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have the same problem but what we are going is directing people to our wedding website that has a very small registry or two and a paypall account that says “help us start our new life together” so people wont feel as put upon by us asking for money.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to be asked for cash in any way–gift cards, honeymoon funds, whatever it is.

Generally, I think your best bet is to have a small registry (which is sometimes a clue that you really want cash) and quietly spread the word that you’d like cash. In all honestly, you’ll get weird stuff regardless of the size of your registry.

And I do believe Home Depot has a registry so you CAN indeed register for that sawhorse you’ve always wanted.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i agree with starfish. a small registry will probably backfire, and you’ll end up with 5 toasters and stuff you never wanted. i think asking for giftcards to home depot or somewhere similar is a good idea.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just be CAREFUL!!! I small registry doesnt mean they will give you money, they might just give you GC for that place!!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been to six bridal showers this year and almost all of them write somewhere on the card “Monetary Gift”, heck one girl wrote “money shower”. I know it sounds harsh but it works and a lot of ppl are doing it now so don’t feel bad.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I sort of did this. We initially did a full registry, then after the showers I deleted most of the gifts that hadn’t been purchased and didn’t need to be completed. I did it 100% hoping people would just give us cash. I’m not sure how well it worked, a couple guests managed to find gifts I missed in the deleting frenzy and others gave us $, but probably would have anyway.

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