Maybe I'm just being obtuse, but I've seen a few posts that say something along the lines of "Asking for gifts is tacky." These posts are usually in response to someone contemplating a honeymoon registry or someone looking for a way to avoid having to register for gifts that they don't really want but feel obligated to register anyway.
So my question is: What's the difference? How is registering for a specific item at a store any different from registering for a spa treatment on a honeymoon? Both are requests for a gift of some kind. How is one more rude than the other?
I know that some people do register for honeymoons and then cash them out. I know that some honeymoon registries do charge fees. I know that the people on these boards are very opposed to them. And, I know that six of my 48 wedding guests have specifically asked me to do a honeymoon registry and five others have mentioned that they'll be giving us Disney gift cards because that's where we're honeymooning.
So, can someone kindly explain what the difference is?