Learning to love (or avoid) unexpected wedding gifts
When considering what to register in a wedding gift registry, a crystal pitcher is most often not the first thing on the wish lists of many brides-to-be. For example, wish lists may contain requests for new appliances, home decor items or other products that could help brides-to-be beautify their home, or even feature an alternative service that frees them from the need to act excited about potentially unwanted gifts.
However, Jodi Smith, a resident of Marblehead, Massachusetts, received a beautiful crystal pitcher with a golden rim 15 years ago even though she didn’t add the item to her registry or wish list. And while she first thought about returning the pitcher, Smith was swayed by the gift giver’s foresight. Smith told the magazine the person who chose the pitcher made sure to match the style of the pitcher with the style of the wedding crystal.
“I love the pitcher,” Jodi Smith told The Washington Post. “We use it anytime we can. It looks beautiful on our table. We have used it for orange juice during brunch, water and sodas for lunch, and even as a decanter for red wine.”
Still, in other cases, married couples who are looking to establish a kids’ saving account, save for a honeymoon or build up the nest egg for a new house may not want items such as an ornate pitcher on their wish list, even one they’ll learn to love.
In this case, couples may want to find a cash gift registry that allows them to accept cash donations
without it appearing that they are seeking cash directly. By taking this initiative the newly
betrothed can give gift givers the option of turning thoughtful but unnecessary items into cash
donations that in turn allow them greater life flexibility. One solution is the cash wedding
registry service provided by Bowl of Cherries. With this online cash registry site, brides-to-be and
their future husbands add the option of a cash gift to their wish list so they can make the best
purchase for their future.