When it comes to gift-giving, the general consensus among my peers is that you give what you can, if you wish. As far as we’re concerned, your presence is present enough — especially considering that we are a bunch of broke Millennials.
My extended family, however, hardcore-believes in tangible gifts. Some of them are sticklers for the traditional (and comfortably middle-class) notion of extensive and expensive gifts at shower, hen party, and wedding. It’s generous, but also uncomfortable, at odds with our values, and not always string-free. How can I discourage gifts at my wedding?
Everyone is putting on the pressure to add a bunch of gifts to your wedding registry, right? You know they do. Thankfully, you can create a wedding registry at places like Amazon which will make filling it up super easy. And if you’re into the rose gold trend, this is the registry roundup for you. We’re talking ALL kinds of rose gold home decor and rose gold home decor to add some shine and pinky glow to your home. Let’s get to the registering, shall we?
Registry etiquette is ALWAYS a touchy subject. But one discussion we want to introduce to the recently engaged is the concept of registry poems, popularized in countries like the UK and Australia.
Registries aren’t as common there, but accepting cash gifts is, often requested in the form of registry poems (or wishing well poems). For Americans (and others) who may not know, these are literally fun little poems asking for money contributions to help with the wedding or honeymoon or just starting out their lives together.
More-often-than-not Thank You card-writing is seen as a tedious task. And not everyone is good at writing out their feels. So I thought I’d help you cheat a little with some Thank You card prompts. (Illustrated with the real gifts from our registry.) So feel free to copy and paste these Thank Yous, and add any of these items to your registry, then make them all your own…
If you’re having a gift registry, you might want that spendy grill, fancy mixer, crystal goblets… all that good registry shit. But you’ve got those guests who just can’t afford to shell out a ton of cash for a gift, right? Definitely make sure you’ve got a few under $100 registry gifts available to buy just in case. Your less rich guests will sing your praises.
Thankfully, we found some killer and less expensive gifts that you can add to your registry right now. Think millennial pink tea kettles, marble bedspreads, retro radios, gorgeous dining chairs, and a ton more…
“Since this is the second marriage for each of them, they are not registering, and to top it off, it’s a destination wedding! I want to get her something to celebrate the occasion, but nothing over the top if that makes sense.”
Hey! I’m a person getting married for the second time, who didn’t have a registry (until we were forced to cave due to various requests). Perhaps I can be of assistance. Here are my suggestions for “what to get the people who don’t want to tell you to get them, but you pretty much feel like you need and want to get them something anyway”…