Post # 1
All of my friends and family have been asking us when we are making our wedding registry. The wedding is in 4 and 1/2 months and I just don’t know what to say. My fiance and I have been living together for almost 7 years.. we own our house and seem to have everything that we need. I am 24 years old and don’t really want a “special set of dishes” I am not one for clutter and nick nacks and a lot of that stuff just seems as thought it would just become clutter. Is it OK to not have a registry and just welcome cash or gift cards? Please help me!!! I don’t to sound stuck up or anything by saying we would rather have cash(that maybe we can use on a vacation for later this year bc we are not taking a honeymoon)
Thanks ahead for all the help
Post # 3
@aactrg04: I think you may want to set up a small registry somewhere- some people will just prefer getting you a gift.
My friend didn’t register, and while most people gave her money, she also got 3 crock pots. without the reciepts.
Post # 4
I would register, just because people won’t just get you cash if you don’t…they’ll get you things, most likely things you don’t need. Is there anything you can replace? A new vacuum, or bedding? Anything that you’d like but not buy for yourselves? Getting new things doesn’t have to mean clutter.
Post # 5
can you register and include gift cards on the registry?
we eloped and didnt register (had a big party after) and we didnt want gifts but got alot of gifts that were pretty bad – i gave them all to goodwill/people in my office who were setting up a house
Post # 6
Unfortunately, there’s no pretty way to ask for cash. A small registry, as a PP suggested, is generally a hint.
If you are interested in getting honeymoon contributions, you can set up a registry at Traveler’s Joy or Honeyfund–people generally like contributing to that. You can also always register at a store that you like with a good return policy and return all the stuff for a gift card that you can use when the need arises in the future.
But in either case, as someone who’s uncomfortable giving cash (in any form-gc’s and honeymoon contributions included), I think that a small number of guests would appreciate being able to buy you a tangible gift, so at least a small registry would be nice. These days, there’s also a lot of places you can register that broaden the types of things that you can get: you can get almost anything via amazon (especially with their “universal registry” option), home improvement stuff via home depot, outdoorsy stuff via REI, wine via 67wine, gadgetry through sharper image…
Post # 7
You will end up with a bunch of random stuff you REALLY don’t need if you don’t register. Some people will give you cash, but lots of people still prefer to give a tangible gift. So unless you want a bunch of vases and mis-matched towels, you should register.
I would suggest registering somewhere you can add giftcards to the registry. Or do an Amazon.com registry and add giftcards from multiple stores you shop at.
Also, walk around your house and see if there are any items that need replacing or that you’d like upgraded. After 7 years, towels start to get ratty, an extra set of sheets isn’t a bad idea, a new duvet, etc.
Post # 8
Thank you very much for all the replies. Looks like I will be going to do a small registry for those that want to get me a tangible object 🙂