Post # 1
Second marriage for us both, I’ve heard both sides of the argument, first go round I didnt want to register but FI’s family talked me into it and then NOT ONE of them gave me a gift from my registry though my friends felt compelled to and did.
Obviously Im leaning toward not registering, Must I? Should I? We just dont need “stuff”
Post # 3
You can always do a honeymoon registry! That way you don’t end up with 3 toasters or an ugly bowl from aunt so-and-so, people can pop online and contribute to a nice trip for you two.
Post # 4
I agree with TEAMFIGS! If you have a wedding website, you could write on there about how you don’t need more ‘stuff.’ I had a friend who recently got married and asked people for Amazon Gift Cards because they wanted to save up to buy a fancy camera. Perhaps you could do something like that?
Post # 5
Or do a small registry with things that always need replacing (towels, sheets, small kitchen gadgets). I don’t think anyone has a house full of perfectly new items.
I think most people will take the small registry hint and give cash.
Post # 6
These are all really helpful thank you!
You are right, can never have enough linens etc, had never heard of a honeymoon registry…this really helps me.
Frankly, I dont know why someone hasnt just come up with an account at Chase or Paypal or Citibank-except that it would likely be seen as grabbing.
Post # 7
The paypal, etc. registries do exist, but they are seen as grabbing. People know that money is always an acceptable gift, you don’t need to overtly ask for it.
Post # 8
My brother has a wish list at Amazon (which means almost infinite selection). Personally a a guest, I love registries as it really helps me pick something the couple would want or need. I hate when left to a blank slate?