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No wedding registry

Precious Stone, on March 23, 2018 at 9:18 AM Posted in Registry 0 22
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Hi all, anyone not creating a wedding registry? I am not creating a wedding registry, hoping I get gift in cash than household items. I don't want to deal with a bunch of household items after my wedding. With the cash gift, I can always go to the store when ready to get what I want. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

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Latest activity by Brianne, on December 1, 2019 at 8:25 PM
  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
    Pegs ·
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    I think, regardless, there will be people who want to bring you a gift, and that's okay. But yes, it's not uncommon to see someone not have a registry.

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  • Alondra S.
    Expert September 2018
    Alondra S. ·
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    I don't think it's a big deal to not have one, but I think some people will want to bring gifts anyway, and will guess on what to get you.
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  • M
    Savvy August 2018
    MsMyWay ·
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    We are also not doing a registry in hopes cash gifts. Over the past couple of years we’ve been to several weddings and none of them have had a registry. Everyone wants cash lol
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  • Sally
    Expert June 2018
    Sally ·
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    We aren't having a registry and have told everyone we just want them to come and celebrate with us and have a good time.

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  • P
    Devoted July 2018
    Precious Stone ·
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    Thank you all for the feed back 🤗
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    I've always purchased a gift for the shower and given cash for the wedding. If you're not having a shower, then I see no need for a registry. If you're having and shower, but don't have a registry I will bring you a household item. I would never give cash for a shower because the purpose of a shower is to help set up the household. If a couple doesn't need anything, then they shouldn't have a shower IMO.

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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr ·
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    I'm on the fence with this one. FH and I have been together for 20 years and we own a house together... so there's not really that much we actually need and I don't want a bunch of *STUFF*. I know everyone says that you should create a registry anyway because there are people that are old school and will want to buy you something, so might as well pick a few things you like. I see the logic - but I tried to create a registry at BBB, Williams Sonoma (we do love to cook a lot), and Amazon... and really struggled with finding things. I have maybe 10 items total and I don't want to put stuff there for the sake of having stuff there, you know? And the things I do want are fairly high dollar - like a Roomba.


    So yeah... I feel ya. On my current website layout I do not have a registry section but I haven't really decided if I'll do no registry or just a really really small one.

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  • M
    Savvy May 2018
    MrMonkey ·
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    Not doing a registry in hopes no one feels obligated to bring gifts. I wish there was a polite way to say no gifts, just friends.
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    Devoted July 2018
    Precious Stone ·
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    I'm having a bridal shower ( bachelorette party). I'm African we don't give household items at bridal parties. It's mostly the bridesmaids and close friends coming together to have fun. We normally give gifts like sexy lingerie. Stuffs like that. And prolly money to help with whatever is left.
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    Devoted July 2018
    Precious Stone ·
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    Well, do I don't want a registry I do indeed want monetary gift 😉😊. I always give monetary gifts when I attend events ( weddings, bridal showers, babyshowers). How I wish everyone will just do that 🤔😊
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  • caitlin
    Super May 2017
    caitlin ·
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    I think it's become more common not to do a registry, but i also think it opens you up to a bit of a crap shoot. no matter what you do to subtly send the message that you just want cash, there will always be people who prefer to give a gift. the nice thing about a registry, even a small one, is that you can to some extent control the gifts you get.


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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr ·
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    So what do you think is better? No registry at all or a registry with only 10-15 items?

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    Devoted July 2018
    Precious Stone ·
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    I'm doing no registry at all.
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  • Sally
    Expert June 2018
    Sally ·
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    I would say no registry at all.

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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr ·
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    For those that aren't doing a registry, are you referencing that in any way - like on your website? I feel like people will inevitably ask. So would you put a line on your site to the effect of "We do not have a wedding registry - we simply want to celebrate with you" or some such? Or just not even touch on it and answer questions on a case-by-case basis?

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  • Natalie
    Devoted September 2018
    Natalie ·
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    We are not doing a registry, all of our guests are traveling, and from far, and we just don't need anything. Anything someone gives as a gift is much appreciated, but we don't expect anything.
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    Devoted July 2018
    Precious Stone ·
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    I am not touching on it. Cos I indeed do want monetary gift. When asked I will say " oh, we didn't cos we will prefer monetary gifts. Don't want to go through the huddle of carrying gifts after the wedding"
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  • Rachel
    Dedicated September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    I’m not registering. FH and I have lived together for a while, and we don’t need or want anything. I’m also not having a bridal shower either.
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  • Lisa
    Devoted October 2018
    Lisa ·
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    Nope no registry here either. My Fiancé and I have been living together for 6 years we don't need anymore crap lol also not going to ask for money, instead I want people to donate to their favorite charity or the Humane Society.
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  • Lisa
    Devoted October 2018
    Lisa ·
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    And no archaic bridal shower either (no offense to anyone doing one) they just make me uncomfortable.
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