Alright, so I just found out that my mom has been planning a bridal shower for me.
The problem is, FI and I weren't planning on registering anywhere (we've lived together for years and basically have everything we need, but were hoping for cash for the honeymoon).
MOB is very excited about throwing this bridal shower, and doesn't want to cancel her planning even though we don't have a registry (she already has all kinds of fun game ideas, etc). She sent me this wording and asked if it was okay to put it on the invitation:
"In lieu of a gift, we ask that you bring a cash donation of any amount that will be used to purchase a much needed item for the bride and groom."
Now, I know that asking for cash like this is against etiquette. My question is, what do we do? Can she choose to not put any info on the invite, and then spread through word of mouth that we are saving for the honeymoon? Should we go ahead and just create a small registry? What's the best way to go about all this?
ETA: Please don't mention honeymoon registries. They're rude. It's not happening.