We don't need anymore stuff …..monetary gifts???

posted 6 months ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

If you don’t register you’ll just likely get cash. If people ask where you’re registered/what you want you can just say you’re in the middle of a home reno and that’s your focus for now. People will get the point. 

Post # 3
938 posts
Busy bee

Just don’t register. Asking for monetary gifts outright though is usually considered tacky.

Post # 4
2594 posts
Sugar bee

I think Home Depot and Lowes have registries!  You could always register there for your home renovation stuff.  

But if you really don’t want anything, just don’t register.  People will still get you gifts regardless, but most people will get the hint.

Post # 5
930 posts
Busy bee

yeah don’t register, and IF they ask, let them know about the renovation.

Post # 6
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

newbee959 :  Best advice is to simply not register and when people ask just say “Oh well, we already have everythign we need so we have not registered”. People usually take the hitn and give you money.

OR, do what I did, because I have some sticklers that if I did not have a registry would just go out and pick something themselves (SUPER ANNOYING), and register for only a few items that you would like to have. That way those who want to buy something will purchase those fast and once there is nothing left everyone else will just give cash!

Post # 7
850 posts
Busy bee

Just have a themed shower. Recipe- have everyone bring their fav recipes you can put in a book, stock the bar shower, etc no matter where I’d move alcohol is always welcomed.

Post # 8
13586 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People don’t need to be told that cash is a good gift.  If someone asks where you’ve registered, tell them that you didn’t register because you don’t need anything.  They’ll get the hint.

If you don’t want a shower, where gifts are given, don’t have a shower.  

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

We are in the same boat. We suggested gift cards and listed a few stores on our website. If people want to write us a check or give us gifts we don’t need that’s fine too. We are not having a shower.

Post # 10
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I think Zola you can even just label it as cash fund. I do not think it needs to be labelled as anything in particular like honeymoon or home, etc. You can even ask for gift cards if anything.

I did a honeymoon fund off Zola too and it just was way better to me because I also did not need stuff. 

The one setback is some people are not keen on cash gifts because they feel awkward not knowing how much is appropriate to give. So you could also just make suggested amounts. 

Good luck. 

Post # 11
1095 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

newbee959 :  We did a honeymoon fund, but honestly if you just don’t register anywhere people will give you cash. 

Post # 12
1236 posts
Bumble bee

We just didn’t say anything about gifts. When asked we said give whatever you like, but we will have a wishing well there on the day. With a limited few close friends I mentioned cash is the preference but again up to people whatever they want to do, as we’ll be happy either way.

Most people gave cash but a few did give gifts which is fine as well. It’s good to give them options I think. 

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