The wedding registry industrial complex tells couples they should focus on the we’ll have these forever items. You know, your KitchenAid stand mixers, your Le Creuset Dutch ovens, and your All-Clad pots and pans. But the days of the extravagant and expensive registry are waning. Since most people have fully stocked kitchens when they get married, many opt for non-registry registry options, like giving to charity or creating a honeymoon fund.
But what about those aunts and grandfathers who will insist on giving something tangible? The truth is, it doesn’t have to be one way or the other. Why not allow guests to tack a small gift that you can open?