Sunday, March 11, 2012

To Register or Not To Register

Should we register, or should we not?

This is the question I have always asked myself since the beginning of my "Delightfully Engaged" status.  If it were up to me, when we hand out our invitations, I wouldn't want a card inserted telling the recipient where he can get his wedding gift for us.  I am worried that some guests would find it tacky, and I don't want them to think that a gift is required, because really, in my heart of hearts, the presence of our invited guests on our big day is absolutely enough.

However, I am not blind to the advantages of having a bridal registry especially since it is but a normal thing to give a gift whenever we attend a friend's wedding.  And besides, we want to receive gifts that we will actually use and not end up in the storage cupboard.  

2 Microwave Ovens.  3 Oven Toasters.  5 Electric Fans.  6 Sets of Plates.  4 DVD Players. 3 Cutlery Sets.  This kind of list is exactly what every couple wants to avoid.  DUPLICATES.  We wouldn't want our guests' hard-earned money to be wasted just because we'd end up not using the item they've given us.

So ano na nga? Magre-register ba kami or hindi?  =D

Uhm. We have not yet decided, but I think I am about to surrender and allow ourselves to.  For practical reasons. If ever we're doing it, maybe we will just select which guests we will inform about the list, those open-minded ones. :)  We won't inform the ninongs and ninangs about this, because we prefer "something else" from them. Hahaha.  Below is a poem posted on our wedding website, which pretty much is intended for the principal sponsors. 

The date has been set and we’d love for you to come,
To our wedding in Greenmeadows, a long way for some,
All you must do, is decide what to wear,
Then polish your jewellery and comb up your hair.

Don’t worry about gifts, don’t buy us a yacht,
The stuff that we need, we’ve already got.
We’ve been blessed with a home, complete with things
Like kettles, toasters, and all other house blings.

Don’t go out shopping or get yourself stressed,
Don’t alter your plans for a pre-wedding rest.
If you want to be generous, despite what we’ve said,
Then save all the hassle and do this instead...

Dunno how to word this but we'll give it our best shot
Contributions are most welcome, we’ll go somewhere hot!
A honeymoon would be marvelous, to start off our life,
In our long winding journey, as new husband and wife! :)


*** But really, your presence is one we can't celebrate without. 
Just come and be with us on our day of days, and that's absolutely enough. :) 

I hope our ninongs and ninangs will come across this poem on our wedsite! Hehe. Hopefully, they will get what we mean. =P  So in advance, we say...



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