Sort of a rant in a question, but why do people generally see giving cash or honeymoon registeries tacky? I know it's not traditional, but I don't get why this tradition is so hard to die out. My fiance and I are going to have a decent sized wedding (120+ guests) and we can't possibly accept even half that many gifts. We lost our house in a storm, and are living with family until after the wedding (getting a new place would mean putting off the wedding, and that's not viable for us for several reasons). People have already asked us what we need most for our next home, but really, we won't be able to move for some time, and we can't keep that much stuff in storage. We thought to use a honeymoon registry, so people could give us a gift we could use. And yet since then, we keep getting told 'it's tacky.' Why? Are we supposed to get stuff we can't use, and then take it back? Is that really better than telling people the truth? I mean, the only other option is getting stuff we can't use, and having to rent a storage unit for wedding presents, costing us money to avoid being 'tacky.'
I just dont' get it. I like the idea of a honeymoon registery, and yet I'm afraid to go through with it now as there is such a negative reaction. I don't know how to avoid offending people without shooting ourselves in the foot. Any ideas?