I only have on registry, should I have more than that. Also how should I ask for cash in a very nice a pleasant way?
I have 3 registries, Macy's Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Target (although I only have one thing on my Target registry. I've been told that you should have 2 times as many gifts as guests so that ppl can have options. Regarding the cash question, I've informed all the people directly involved with my wedding that if asked, FI and I would perfer cash. Also, when someone asks me what I want off my registry I say, "My fav item is the Kuerig coffee maker, but cash is always nice too".
Hope that helps.
We opted for cash too! I think since we have been married so long a registry isn't a nice gesture for us! Should I register somewhere too?
@mspettaway yeah we already live together so we have things need we already. But I guess new things is always better. LOL Thanks Ladies
:) We did two registries, and split it with kitchen stuff on one, and regular house items on the other. We also would have preferred cash and Lowes gift cards. If people asked, that's what we told them. Worked out pretty well and 90% of our guests were really good about it!
Hopefully people will be more understanding of your requests than we got. :/ We had already lived together, and had some things that didn't need to be upgraded or replaced such as nice glasses and towels. Some of DH's older relatives bought us SO many freaking towels! They're reason was that we left them off the registry but they just knew we'd need them.
We did Bed bath and beyond, honeyfund and we had a cardbox at the wedding. We recieved a lot of cash in the cardbox....
I have heard of wishing well receptions. I also decided to do a honeymoon registry which actually allows guests to put money towards certain items that we want for our honeymoon. Its a very indirect way to ask for cash.
I wasn't direct enough to ask for cash, so we only put 7 items on our registry. People took the hint :)
There is no nice way to ever ask for cash.... If you have basically nothing on your registry people will realize to give you cash.
I only have two registeries as well. Macy's as a "traditional" option and the Honeyfund for something a little different. Although we pretty much have everything we need, I am using the Macy's registry to simply upgrade items. I got the Honeyfund idea from a close friend who used it for her registry.
we're going on 10 years together, and don't need much either - so doing a Honeyfund registry, and put just a few things on a Bed Bath & Beyond registry -
just had a (quasi) shower Sat and people are taking the hint and giving cash
We skipped all of the registries, and just asked that people donate to our honeymoon fund (i.e. monies!).
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We had 2 registries & had a card box at our wedding. We never directly asked for cash, only told them that we preferred that if they asked us.
You can really ask for cash, but you can certainly hint at it.
I think that one registry is perfectly fine. And if you don't have a lot of items selected, people will get the idea and put the money/cheque in a card.
As far as the 7 items, that is funny. I only put 42 on mines. I knew that was to much. Okay I need to reduce. LOL
I'm using www.MyRegistry.com for my registry and they let you have a "cash gift fund" so it's right up on your registry and you don't have to officially ask people for money, you can just tell them your registry info and they'll see it. Plus you can name it whatever you want so people will know where their money is going... ours is "our dream honeymoon" :)
I agree with LaraD2mRdr
Have you guys heard of www.zankyou.com? They are just like deposit a gift and honeyfund but they have the best pricing, i.e. you get to keep more of your gift money rather than the company keeping a hefty percentage.
You can definately do a wishing well. We did not register anywhere so people pretty much knew. We also added a cute little poem on our wedding website that way we did'nt just ask right out. : )