I know why this seems like a good idea- but trust me, it's tacky. Either register for gifts or register for your favourite charity.
Ok, first of all... this is the 2010's. Things are different. It is not rude, nor tacky to register for a money registry. People nowadays live together for years before getting married; therefore, have all of the things they need to live in a home already. I, for one, am HAPPY to contribute to a down payment to someone's house. Who the hell wants to spend $20 of their hard earned money on a damn toaster, if the couple does not need it? Why am I defensive? Because I did this,and EVERY SINGLE GUEST at my wedding said that this was the greatest idea EVER because they knew my husband and I had lived together for 4 years and had acquired all we needed for a home over the years.. So please, I'm not trying to start a war here, I'm simply saying.... to help someone in purchasing a new home is not tacky, rude, or begging. It's asking people to NOT waste their money on towels and microwaves if they already have it. Honey, this is YOUR wedding, and if you don't want to do a typical wedding registry (which is not a bad thing either), then don't. Do what you need to do to end this experience well... and if that is registering at downpaymentdreams.com.... than you do that. It was the best thing I ever did, and if it makes me "tacky"... then so be it. But, from experience, I didn't get an ounce of bad feedback from doing it. Everyone loved it.
PDKH said:Why is it that brides always think guests are too stupid to figure out that people like money?
Why is it that brides always think guests are too stupid to figure out that people like money?
I love giving cash instead of material items! Go for it! As a gifter, the only thing that matters to me is if it brings you joy and meaning - and WOW being a part of giving you a house would be much more special than towels. I appreciate when people ask for what they want - instead of following a tradition that doesn't match their lifestyle or situation.
I don't see what is wrong with wanting the "American Dream" over a bunch of clutter. We all need a home before we can ask to have it filled.