Proper gift accepting for second marriage

@jlcook (166)
United States
March 4, 2008 5:12pm CST
I am getting remarried in May, and we are having a casual outdoor wedding. This time there will be no expensive wedding dress or tuxedos. This time it will be much more comfortable and affordable. I am looking forward more to this wedding than when I got married to my first husband. I have a question though, is it proper to receive gifts? My fiance says we could register somewhere, and then let people know but I don't want to make it seem that they have to get us gifts. If they do it would be much appreciated, and if they don't it is okay too. What do you all think?
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
My belief is that people getting married deserve to get gifts! I wouldn't really announce to people where and what to get us for gifts, but leave it to people to decide what to give you, if you're uncomfortable with the thought of asking for gifts, which is basically what a registry card is. On the other had, guests would also appreciate knowing what to get you, and the registry would lessen their guesswork. As a guest, my favorite gift would be money gifts since it's the most versatile and, there's really no guesswork involved. I won't be getting a gift that the couple doesn't want or need.
@jlcook (166)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Thanks for the input, I will just wait and see if anyone asks if anything is needed. I would rather they just come and enjoy our day with us, that is what the best gift is.