There are so many “rules” when it comes to wedding planning. So many “you need to do this” or “you need to do that.” It’s all quite fascinating to tell the truth. Having a registry is one of those things you are expected to have as a soon-to-be married couple. However, as you guys have probably already started to realize through my wedding series is that we are choosing to do things our way and not the “required” way. With that being said, here are 5 reasons why we are not making a wedding gift registry.
1.We already live together.
Nate and I have lived together for almost two years. Every type of item that we would need to start a home we likely already have.
2.We have no storage for the gifts.
For me this is one of the biggest reasons to not have a gift registry. We live in a one bedroom apartment that is already full to the brim of “stuff.” We just don’t have the space to even store gifts if we tried.
3.I work in retail at Macys.
To be honest, most of the things we would put on our registry, I could get a better price because of my employee discount.
4.We want a first home fund
In addition to planning for a wedding, there’s also the desire to one day own our own home. Not having a gift registry and instead asking for money will help in making this dream a reality. Most of the money that we receive from the wedding will go toward this goal.
Nate and I would much rather receive a monetary donation as our wedding gift. This will ultimately arm us to start our lives together as a newly married couple. After planning a wedding and constantly shelling out funds, it will be nice to receive money instead of “stuff” that will likely go in storage anyway. Money as a gift is the most meaningful thing if our guests are able to give.
I know it’s somewhat cliché to talk about asking for money but this is a new age and couples should make their own rules when it comes to their wedding. If having the longest and most expensive registry is your jam then go for it! Do you boo. But if you have other desires such as saving for a home or going back to school or anything else, then make the rules work for you.
Any brides out there forgoing a bridal registry? Let me know down below in the comments section why!