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I was just wondering if anyone is pursuing alternative avenues in terms of gift registry.

 

FI and I are planning on purchasing a house this summer, and have found a company that offers a "Bridal Mortgage Registry." Same thing as the honeymoon registry, except the money goes into a high interest account with ING.

 

Has anyone heard of this? Is anyone doing the honeymoon registry? We are tossed up between the two, but aren't planning on taking a honeymoon until late 2010, if not 2011. (We're heading down a week before the wedding for a pre-DW honeymoon)

 

I'm not really sure if the Bridal Mortgage is appropriate... thoughts?

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Ashey,

We aren't doing a mortgage one but I didn't even know they existed! We are doing a charity registry but we have registered for gifts at more "normal" venues. We've been telling our moms and BMs and such to tell people to donate to our charity but for the more traditional folk we have the store registry.

 

Personally, I think register for what you want. If you want to do the mortgage registry do it, but also register for a traditional store so people have a choice of what to do.

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We registered for a honeymoon registry. Some guests from older generations don't like it - but younger generation guests think it's really cool...so it's a toss up. We also registered at Macys and Crate and Barrel for those who wanted to get us a more traditional gift. We thought it's about giving options to your guests, so they can give you a gift they feel comfortable giving.

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I think I have to go with everyone else and say that I think you should offer a more traditional registry in addition to the alternative one so that people have a choice.

 

If you only go with the mortgage registry, it might be taken as asking for money. While that may actually be the most useful thing to get, the underlying message/idea may not go over well with some people.

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FI and I are totally trying to save to buy a house, so the mortgage registry sounds great. Is there a website for this registry?

 

I'm just a little worried that it would offend some of our guests, but in all honesty we'd much rather have money to go toward our house sad.gif

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I've never heard of the mortgage registry... but I think it is a GREAT idea! Why not put the money towards something that can really be usefull!!! I am a real estate agent and I am now going to have to look into this more! When purchasing your first home every little bit helps! Where did you find out about this?

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