I have been thinking a lot about my registry since plans have changed so much. My FS and I were planning on moving to a new place shortly after the wedding but that was contingent on me getting a new job that was solid (and with covid who knows) so we're likely gonna stay where we are. This doesn't mean we aren't planning on moving entirely. We are both planning on going to graduate school and are hoping to go somewhere out of state so it would be nice to just have cash to be able to buy everything we need when we're at the new place. Do you think it is alright to ask guests to just give cash and explain why? I'm planning on keeping some registry items up so if they're not comfortable then they can just do that but I would really prefer cash at this point.
Everyone knows that cash is a good gift. I would just keep up the more limited registry and keep it at that. That is usually enough of a hint to guests that you want cash (because that's really what everyone wants).
Agree with this. And also, I don't think that to include or not include on a registry is affected by corona virus. Many, many other things are (when and where to hold weddings, who to invite, how to send change the dates, etc.). But the pandemic has not changed that it's both impolite and unnecessary to ask people for money.
It's not alright to ask people for cash. Just don't register or have a very small registry and they'll get the hint if they're so inclined (some people are not comfortable giving cash and will either buy the physical items on your registry or give you a physical gift no matter what).