(Closed) We need a dryer and a fridge…

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  you could do a honeyfund. Then you just add what you need. I really like it, and our family says its real easy to use.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t see an issue with registering for those things among other things but I would maybe find it a little strange to be directed to a registry with only two big ticket items on it.  But thinking back we had a couple groups that went togather to buy $500 items and a few close relatives gave us around $300 so it’s not that out there. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Unless there is a website that you can contribute a certain amount TOWARD something, I would just not register, and use the money (cash gifts that I’m assuming you’d get if you didn’t register) towards them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@love108:  Honeyfund you can put like, Washer/dryer combo then do increments some $10 $25 $50 $100 options.

 

Edit: this is what we did for our cruise, we put drinks, wine, excursions, room upgrades, massages. Stuff like that.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t just register for it, I would just accept the cash gifts. If I went to a registry that had a fridge and dryer on it I’d probably think it was a little weird. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

How do you accept money? Graciously! You write a thank you. Sometimes a couple does not need more “things”– in your case– and money can go towards a couples’ future financial goals– be it a dryer, a vacation, a baby, a house, etc.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t have a registry, or just have a very tiny one, and then use all cash gifts towards those things.  I still don’t like honeyfunds or those kind of “donation” sites.

Having a tiny registry (or none at all) is the polite way to say “cash would be the most useful thing to give us.”

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peachacid:  Usually people will put them in cards (many brides have a cardbox at the reception if people choose to give them at that time, rather than mailing them). If you do not have a registry, people will get the message that you don’t have needs for “things”– many guests may contact your parents if they don’t see a registry and might just ask what you need– your mom might say, oh they’re hoping to get a washer/dryer after the wedding– and I would assume most people would hear that and go– they need cash towards a large purchase.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peachacid:  I would not say anything about gifts or registering. You might get some random stuff, but you will probably get some money, too. And I know if I was really concerned that I didn’t know what to get you, I’d talk to your mom– because clearly there are things newlyweds need that can’t really be put on a registry. She’ll just say, “Yes, they didn’t register because they have most everything they need. Right now they’re just trying to save up for a washer and dryer to complete their home.” I would get the message ! 🙂

ETA: as far as “learning” these things— most of it is from going to other weddings, asking a lot of questions about the wedding planning process, and talking to my mother.

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