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#11 Sapphire723

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    Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

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    Originally Posted by Kristy!
    Someone has suggested this before in a similar thread...You can register at a place like Bed Bath & Beyond that gives cash for all returns from your registry. Kind of sneaky, but it could help solve your problem.
    That's clever. I'd be worried about when the gift giver comes to visit though. A lot of people want to see that their present is being put to good use and might be offended if you returned it or aren't using it.

    #12 Sapphire723

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      Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

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      Originally Posted by DallasAshli
      You can also set up a registry just like a HM one, but customize it. For example, you can do a "New Home Registry" and people can buy you "kitchen cabinet knobs" or "paint for the living room". It works the same way - they just give you the cash and you buy the knobs or paint.

      You can also register at Home Depot!

      #13 Hartyt509

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        Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:38 PM

        I'm a bit stuffed really lol we really need the cash but I know for sure we won't get any lol I've said to FI if anyone asks cash for the TV fund lol He'll give me the cash and i'll sort it and pay it off what needs paying. I've got a bet with my aunt that FMIL will give us £20 lmao

        #14 Chanti

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          Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

          Prairiegirl, I just found out about MyRegistry.com - All Stores One Registry ®, where you can set up a registry including cash gifts!!! I am exactly in the same position as yourself, both of us being in our mid-30's and now having a duplicate of every kitchen appliance, piece of furniture, etc... one can possibly think of! We would like cash to put toward a downpayment on a house, and through this web site I believe that it will be possible.

          #15 Jacilynda

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            Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:08 PM

            I'm with the other girls, I don't know that there is a way to ask for cash. You could try to do a registry that has cash gifts. We have alot of things, but would like to upgrade so we are doing a registry mostly for our AHR guests to use. I don't have the heart to ask for cash, if I did ask for cash it would have to be for a downpayment on a house. I couldn't ask for cash to pay for a wedding or AHR, it would feel like I shouldn't be having it if i can't pay for it.

            I have to agree too, that alot of people may get you a gift they think you need, or a gift card (which can't be redeemed for cash) if you didn't have registry. I think people feel like if they give cash it isn't going to something you really need so its a waste.

            I would have your party spread the word, only if a guest were to ask what you wanted, or try the myregistry.com.

            #16 Ayita

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              Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:09 PM

              You could register at Honeyfund.com : it's really cash going on your bank account, and you can add to the registry stuff for your wedding, too. Actually, in the little demo they show, you start by selecting the wedding stuff not yet paid for (I think). The only fee is the paypal fee (3.5%).

              Otherwise I'm using travelers joy, and basically it's the same : you write what you want, you put the pics you want, so if you want flowers or liquor for your party just add it there with a pic and that's it. It can really be anything as the fields are blank, and you can upload your own pics or pics you just googled. It's a bit more expensive (7.5%).

              #17 Jacilynda

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                Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:22 PM

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                Originally Posted by Ayita
                You could register at Honeyfund.com : it's really cash going on your bank account, and you can add to the registry stuff for your wedding, too. Actually, in the little demo they show, you start by selecting the wedding stuff not yet paid for (I think). The only fee is the paypal fee (3.5%).

                Otherwise I'm using travelers joy, and basically it's the same : you write what you want, you put the pics you want, so if you want flowers or liquor for your party just add it there with a pic and that's it. It can really be anything as the fields are blank, and you can upload your own pics or pics you just googled. It's a bit more expensive (7.5%).
                This sounds like a great option!!!

                #18 BeautifulBridetoBe

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                  Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:48 PM

                  In the same boat with the same concerns: have two households, do not need another toaster, have not registered anywhere, would prefer monetary gifts, having mother spread the word about cash, concerned that guests will then give us things we don't need or like....glad to know that there are other brides who have not registered either, who have the same questions.

                  We've decided to have the word spread and be thankful for any envelopes or toasters that come our way. I also think it helps if people know what your plans are for the money: planning to buy a new house, new bedroom set, new couches. They might feel better knowing that they are not paying for a month of pizza and pedicures!
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                  #19 1elephant

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                    Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Kristy!
                    Someone has suggested this before in a similar thread...You can register at a place like Bed Bath & Beyond that gives cash for all returns from your registry. Kind of sneaky, but it could help solve your problem.
                    bed bath has wised up and now requires all returns to have a gift receipt in order to get cash...

                    #20 Sapphire723

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                      Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:57 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by BeautifulBridetoBe
                      We've decided to have the word spread and be thankful for any envelopes or toasters that come our way. I also think it helps if people know what your plans are for the money: planning to buy a new house, new bedroom set, new couches. They might feel better knowing that they are not paying for a month of pizza and pedicures!
                      Hey, newlyweds need pizza and pedicures too!

                      I think one of the problems people have with cash is that it's very transparent what the gift cost. Especially for people who are unable to gift something expensive, a non-cash gift is a better way to hide the price tag. However, it's not as if people don't know how much things they registered for cost anyway!

                      I think what we'll do is register for a couple things at Target and hopefully when the items are gone, people will gift cash or gift cards to Target. Since we do a monthly shopping trip there for our pantry supplies (boo that we don't have a Super Target with groceries!), Target gift cards are as good as cash in my eyes. You could do the same with any store that you shop at frequently. Instead of paying $200 towards groceries/gas/clothes/whatever, use your gift card and then put that $200 towards wedding bills instead.




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