Brides have the right to ask for things they need to set up a household. They should keep in mind that their guests might not have a lot of cash to spend on gifts in a falling economy.
I was floored after looking at a registry for an upcoming wedding. The couple has been living together for two years and the bride listed items that were out of sight. Check the list below for items brides should not put on a wedding registry.
Even if you ask for a small and cheap microwave, it is going to be a pretty bulky gift for your guest to carry to the reception.
Majority of the time, cheap digital camera isn’t worth buying and an expensive one is out of the question.
Seriously? Just like a microwave, this gift is just too difficult to carry to the reception. The giver could send it UPS or FedEx, but the shipping alone would kill a person’s pocket, let alone the gift itself.
A friend told me that she looked at her niece’s wedding registry a few weeks ago. One of her items was a $600 television; once again, too large and expensive.
Expensive Kitchen Items
It is okay to ask for a small crock-pot as long as it doesn’t cost over $35. Forty dollar toasters, fifty dollar hand mixers, and ninety dollar T-Fal sets are just too much to ask of people these days. Settle for a few gift cards to help purchase the kitchen items you want after the wedding.
Expensive Domestic Items
I never thought I live long enough to see someone ask for a $40 iron, but I did. I didn’t know that irons cost that much. Learn something new everyday. Asking for expensive domestic items that everyday people purchase from Dollar General is shocking and makes your guests wonder what you are smoking.
Expensive Name Brand Items
The day I pay $30 or $40 for a Paula Deen tea kettle is the day they should lock me up and throw away the key. You can purchase a tea kettle without Paula’s name on it for $15. What about Emeril’s blender for $70? “BAM! There goes your wallet.” Nothing personal against the great cooks of the Food Network, but unless the food comes with the merchandise, it is overpriced.
What Brides Should Keep in Mind When Creating a Wedding Registry
Brides should think about out of town guests. Gas prices are still high, plus what about guests who have to buy a plane, bus, or train ticket to attend your wedding? Big and expensive gifts are inconvenient to travel with and also at risk of being stolen, damaged, or lost. Don’t inconvenience your guests who want to share the best day of your life.
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