(Closed) What do you think of this registry option?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What do you think of this option for a house registry?
    Tacky (sorry I know a lot of you hate this word!) : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Cute and creative : (16 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @misswhimsy:  Super creative. Mrs Funnel Cake from the blog did something similar but it was towards their honeymoon, I think the house option it’s way better.

    At the end it is a registry.. so there shouldn’t be a big deal.

    I just wish they had something like that here so I could use it, but it’s not considered innapropiate in my country to ask for money.

    Post # 4
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I’d like it if it weren’t for this- “The Hatch My House fee is 5.9%”- as a gift giver, that would bug me, and I’d just give cash instead. But very creative- I like it more than a honeymoon registry.

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think it’s tacky but unless you’re actually going to buy a window with the money why make guests go through the hassle of picking it. I might bebiased though since I’m a fairly dedicated cash giver to begin with. 

    Post # 6
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think it’s inappropriate.  I’d just worry about logistics – what if some people purchase columns etc, but other items are missed (roof, stairs etc)?  If a couple had the $ to purchase whatever they didn’t receive on a registry like this, I think it’s great! 🙂

    Post # 7
    2603 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wouldn’t call it “terribly inappropriate.” But for my part, I’m not a big fan. 

    I’m one of those “old fashioned” people who avoids giving money and prefers to give gifts. I don’t like Honeyfund or mortgage funds or insert___here funds because–and yes, I’m aware at how harsh this will sound, there’s something about those registries that makes me immediately think, “Um, if you need to pay a mortgage/have a honeymoon in Paris/buy a new car…why are you having a wedding?” In my head, there is a difference between elective luxuries and general adult responsibilities and I don’t like feeling as a wedding guest that I should be obligated to help someone with those things. A place setting is one thing, but it’s not my responsibility to pay for someone’s vacation or home improvements. I also understand the position that it’s the couple’s day and it’s what they want and all that, but again, I can’t help it–a wedding in itself is a luxury and to me, it’s like if you need people to pay for your home, then you shouldn’t be trying to afford a wedding. For this reason, I’m also not the type to relish contributing to a child’s college fund at a baby shower and I’m also the type who will buy off the registry every time unless there is no other option but to cut a check. 

    I KNOW this is sort of irrational in the sense that cash is cash and the $100 I’d spend on a juicer is the same as $100 I’d spend on buying a new window for someone’s house, and in cases when my good friends have requested cash or done Honeyfund etc. I’ve obliged because they’re good friends. But as a matter of principle, I guess I’m sort of fuddy-duddy that way. 

    Post # 9
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it, but I think it would be a great option for a lot of people. 

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