I have been wrestling with what the best etiquette is for setting up our registry.
My fiance and I are both graduate students in our late 20s living on very tight budgets (our parents are graciously and gratefully helping fund most of the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception -- rings, invitations and announcements, engagement photos, gifts for wedding party & parents, and honeymoon are on us).
Between the two of us, we have pretty much all the appliances/ household items we need. We only have his one car, however, and it is pretty old, raggedy, and is constantly suffering from mechanical problems-- we only drive it in town, because it has enough issues that driving it long-distance seems a great risk (we rent if we need to go out of town).
I am in law school and will need to be able to commute about 40 miles round-trip this summer for an internship. So getting a new (used) car for a few thousand dollars is definitely something we need, and we have been doing our best to make a small savings fund for it, but it has been slow going since we have also been saving for certain things wedding-related (see above).
I am thinking we should still set up a traditional registry with some items so guests can opt for those if they prefer, but the most meaningful way they could support us as a new couple would be donations to help towards our savings for a new car. What is the best way to politely recommend this to guests/ make them aware of this option?