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PeaNut 292,978
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Posted: 3/31/2011 4:20:46 PM
I am getting married in May. My first hubby died 3 yrs ago at the age of 28 and we got married at 18. Anyway, it has been a long time since I have done the the wedding thing. Everyone keeps asking us where we are registered. We aren't....we don't need anything. Is it really weird that we haven't/don't want to register? I don't want anyone to think Im rude and I def don't want people to spend money on things that we don't need. Should we just keep up what we are doing and ignore the crazy looks?


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Posted: 3/31/2011 4:23:14 PM

First, Congratulations on finding love again!!

I think you are fine. Just say, "All we need is each other" and hopefully that will end the crazy looks.

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Posted: 3/31/2011 4:25:53 PM
My friends were married this summer & encountered a similar situation.

They had a small card (that is usually for registry information) for out-of-town guests and the 'in-town' was more 'word of mouth' that donations to a charity would be appreciated, in lieu of gifts and tax receipts would be given to the contributor. They also had small cards at the reception tables to indicate that in lieu of a favour, a donation was made to xyz charity.

Yes, some people will give you gifts/money. Accept these gifts with the joy that they have been given to you as although "Blessed is the one who gives", there is also someone who will recieve.

Congrats & have fun planning your wedding!

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Posted: 3/31/2011 4:34:01 PM
We had this issue when we got married (we're both married before and had a household). I know people want to buy a gift, so if they asked, we just told them it wasn't necessary but if they really wanted to, we were registered at walmart. I literally registered for about 15 items, all of them but one under $20. Several people bought us gifts from the registry, and I felt good that they didn't spend much doing it.


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Posted: 3/31/2011 4:42:00 PM

I was about to type pretty much what NightOwl said. Spread the word that you aren't wanting gifts. But... people will want to get you gifts whether you want them or not, so think of some fun places you might want to register. Register for "different" things like movies, board games, camping equipment, a grill, etc. at Target. You can also request gift cards be put on your registry there, so those can be used for groceries in the months to come, too.

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