I'm having an internal debate and would like to hear input.
I don't know if it matters but we're having a small, rather laid back wedding. FI and I live together and have for over a year so we weren't planning on having a registry.
Obviously there is no mention of gifts or a registry on our wedding invitations that are going to go out early next week. There is, however a link to the website. The Registry section on the website initially said something like, "Your presence is all the gift we desire."
My MOH (older sister) kept harping that if we leave it at that we going to get obscure art, DIY projects, and "Jesus toasters". I caved and made a link to a Honeyfund account and added that.
So now we have the basic contradiction - The Registry page says 1) we only want your presence 2) give us money.
Also, I am asking for money. Granted, who wouldn't appreciate assistance in paying for the honeymoon after paying for a wedding? Also, as a befuddled guest to many a wedding I like the idea of contributing to a honeymoon better than just giving a check that may go to the water bill. It seems more romantic. (See what I'm doing there? I'm justifying the honeyfund by saying my guests WANT me to have it!)
So - my questions:
Is asking for money really so much more crass than asking for stuff?
Is a honeyfund account really as vulgar as I think it is?
If a honeyfund account isn't all that vulgar, how should I reword the Registry section so I am not contradicting myself?
Thank you in advance.