No gifts, just cash?
Hi ladies, I'm hoping to get your thoughts. In lieu of gifts for engagement, shower, wedding, etc I am hoping to get CASH. I've been told by some to have a small registry and people would get the hint. But after reading these boards, it seems like I could just end up with a bunch of stuff not even on the registry!
Can you imagine the trouble trying to return everything? There would probably be no receipt and since it's not on the registry (or even from the same store!), I would get the lowest selling price. This is not something I want to deal with.
I've also heard that it's appropriate for the wedding party/parents to spread the word when asked. I think this is a good route.
We really need the cash to help pay for my ring (FI went overboard when he wasn't supposed to!) and we'd really like to honeymoon in a place other than the Poconos! I was thinking of doing a honeymoon registry, since, other than the fee, that is good as cash.
We will be doing having a small/budget wedding so we don't get in any more debt. If anyone else was in a similar situation, I'd love to hear what you did!