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We love wedding registry alternatives like honeymoon registries and charity registries, but we also feel that more traditional registries have their place… this is our spot for offbeat wedding registry advice, etiquette and ideas.

The audacity of asking for cash gifts

If you ever want to get into a quick argument, try talking to someone about doing a cash wedding registry. People love to debate the issue, and sometimes it feels like the discussion just goes on, and on, and on. In fact, the New York Times recently published an article by Princeton sociology professor Viviana Zelizer that makes it clear that the debate has been raging for over a 100 years…

Should we mention our registry on invitations to our reception?

“My fiance and I are considering eloping, with then a small-scale party at our place when we get back. Is it still kosher to say on those invites that we’re registered?”

How can I ask for cash instead of gifts?

The short answer: very, VERY carefully. The longer answer? Watch. Oh and sorry for the barfing baby.

Honeymoon registry from

So, here’s the deal: you’ve been together for years. You’ve got all the towels and plates and silverware you could ever need. You don’t want any more vases, and you’re not interested in candlesticks. But you are planning a three week adventure honeymoon across Argentina, and you have no idea how you’re going to pay […]