My FI and I finally got ourselves in gear, and started our Macy's registry today! Yay! While we were setting it up the registry consultant explained the Macy's Dream Fund to us. From what I understood, this is a sort of store gift card that a couple registers for, and wedding guests can put money on it for them, instead of buying a physical gift from the store or giving cash/check/gift card in a card. My FI thinks this is a fantastic idea, but I'm more than a little wary.
To me, this seems very much like asking for cash outright, which is definitely tacky. I've always felt awkward about doing that, and learned it hands down from lurking here. I'd love to hear other opinions on it, as well. I've been the one in charge of making sure our wedding follows ettiquete, because he's all for a honeymoon registry and a wedding party only head table and such things. I don't want to be rude to our guests. Thus far I've been able to convince him on our other disagreements, but he seems to think that since the consultant suggested it, it would be alright. I'm not buying that, although she didn't tell me to put the inserts into our wedding invitations, so she was doing quite well.
Anyway. My instincts are telling me no Dream Fund, but I'd love to hear other people's oppinions!
ETA: My phone decided that instead should be autocorrected to undress. Cool, phone. Fixed.