Wedding Cash Gift Registry
Wedding registries are not simply a way for marrying couples to ask for household items they may need. It is still tradition for guests, friends and family to congratulate a newly married couple with a gift, and registries ensure that couples don’t receive items that they already have, can’t use or don’t want. But the days of the traditional wedding gift registry are numbered.
A traditional registry is linked to a single store, where couples “shop” to create their wish list. However, for couples who don’t need household items, who have needs and tastes that go beyond one or two shops, or who would prefer gifts from guests and relatives to help with more pressing financial needs, a cash gift registry is the best way to communicate these wishes.
While unheard of in past years, the use of a wedding cash gift registry is growing, <a href=”http://www.ricedelman.com/cs/education/article?articleId=3104&titleParam=Top%20Trends%20in%20Weddings”>topping lists of new wedding trends</a>. And these registries aren’t just for cash: Couples can ask for help in amassing a down payment for a house or for monetary gifts that are earmarked for a honeymoon. Some couples even use their gift registry as a tactful way to point guests to a favorite charitable cause.
Cash registries for weddings are here to stay. Their flexibility makes them perfect for any couple, and guests will not feel lost when they want to buy the couple a congratulatory gift. And for daring couples ready to take the plunge but faced with disapproving, traditionalist relatives: Don’t worry. Even the guru of etiquette, Martha Stewart, <a href=”http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230763/wedding-registry-basics/@center/272425/wedding-registry-adviser#/173648>recommends cash registries</a>. It won’t be long before couples everywhere can appreciate the freedom given to them by cash registries to tailor their wish lists to contain exactly what they want and need.