“No need to plan a honeymoon. My wedding present is an all expense paid trip on the gay booze cruise!” Marc chuckled sadistically. He continued, “You know I’m not going to give you cash.”
I was shocked. “What about Sabrina?” I was referring to a friend of his who also had specifically requested money on her wedding website to help them buy a home.
“I bought her a really nice food processor.”
“Well definitely don’t buy us that!”
It kinda baffles me what all these middle-aged people do with random registry crap. Dean and I live very lean. We have just a few utensils, just a few glasses, just a few plates. I understand that people are more domestic than me. Most of the world cooks while I radiate. But do you really need a porcelain teacup? Do you really need a salad spinner? OMG. Really? Like really? I see that stuff as junk. More clutter that sits in cupboards and doesn’t ever get used.
Three people have asked me about a registry and I’ve simply said we don’t have one. I honestly don’t think that’s tacky—and it can’t just be me because I know three other brides who handled it the same way along with PayPal links. We live in a very materialistic culture if the proper way to handle wedding gifts is to dream away a day at Macy’s or Crate and Barrel and stun-gun things that you want. That is tacky!