From bed linens and kitchen towels to wine glasses, wall decor and even down to a doormat, wedding registries serve the ultimate wish list for a bride and groom. Aside from allowing couples to collectively outfit their new life, wedding registries exist to make guests’ lives easier. Plus, they have that added benefit of greatly reducing unwanted and duplicated gifts.
Bed sheets and vacuum cleaners may not be the most personal gifts, but chances are if they registered for it, they will still find it thoughtful. Still, we hear time and again stories of guests who chose to do their own thing when it comes to gift giving, rather than following a registry.
Should guests be entitled to buy gifts they choose or do you find that selfish? Have you strayed from a registry to buy the perfect gift for a friend? Do guests who choose not to buy off the registry make you want to rant or rave?