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Re: Yahoo Encouraging Tackiness

  • I saw that too.  I seriously wonder how many of the "journalists" who do these stories actually do research or, in this case, have been through their own weddings.
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  • "If you're already in your dream home and now want to furnish it with a unique investment, your guests can contribute to your art collection."

    I have no response except LOL. I think that tops TK's registry checklist, which includes a chandelier as something the bride might want to register for.
  • Appalling.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_registering-gifts_yahoo-encouraging-tackiness?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:34Discussion:97d06e20-c31e-4189-9b91-a225cf2e8225Post:4109e5cd-4f8b-4f2d-b3f9-dea4b3900999">Re: Yahoo Encouraging Tackiness</a>:
    [QUOTE]I saw that too.  I seriously wonder how many of the "journalists" who do these stories actually do research or, in this case, have been through their own weddings.
    Posted by GoodLuckBear14[/QUOTE]
    According to the wikipedia article on the author of this one (Farnoosh Torabi) she has just recently become engaged. So we're probably witnessing the fruit of her personal research into where to register since she has her home goods already. Too bad she didn't stumble upon an etiquette book while she was at it, or maybe ask here so we could suggest the usual routes.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_registering-gifts_yahoo-encouraging-tackiness?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:34Discussion:97d06e20-c31e-4189-9b91-a225cf2e8225Post:acdc53ae-da3a-46c2-a809-c09ff2842d88">Re: Yahoo Encouraging Tackiness</a>:
    [QUOTE]"If you're already in your dream home and now want to furnish it with a unique investment, your guests can contribute to your art collection." I have no response except LOL. I think that tops TK's registry checklist, which includes a chandelier as something the bride might want to register for.
    Posted by BTCarolus[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>Eh - that's the only thing on her list that didn't cause me to clutch my pearls.  Art is a lovely gift, imo.</div>
  • I have nothing against art as a gift. It's the idea of guests "contributing to your art collection" that I find ridiculous. It strikes me as extraordinarily pretentious, and not the purpose of the pooled resources of your guests. 
  • frantastic12frantastic12 member
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    edited April 2012
    I just saw it too.  Ick. 

    ETA: At the end of the article, she asks for feedback on Twitter. I might just do that....
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_registering-gifts_yahoo-encouraging-tackiness?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:34Discussion:97d06e20-c31e-4189-9b91-a225cf2e8225Post:0101b74c-ba0b-4079-9eeb-c424a7183421">Re: Yahoo Encouraging Tackiness</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yahoo Encouraging Tackiness : Eh - that's the only thing on her list that didn't cause me to clutch my pearls.  Art is a lovely gift, imo.
    Posted by ceh789[/QUOTE]

    <div>I tend to agree.  I mean, no one would think anything of it if you had a couple of $25 pictures on your Target registry.  I'd include that in registering for artwork.</div><div>
    </div><div>My issue would be if you were registering for expensive originals or something.  </div><div>
    </div><div>FWIW, we received two paintings and a bowl sculpture thing as off registry items.  </div>
  • Yeah, the artwork was not as offensive as the other suggestions. Most people I know do register for at least a couple of decorative items for their home, so I can see where registering for 'art' could be suggested. However, if they're registering for expensive originals I do think that's in poor taste.
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