We are finally after 10 years of marriage buying our first home! We have 3 kids, have been living in a 2 bedroom 780 sq foot apartment for 6 years!! before that, not much better or bigger... now we may be moving into a home 3 times what we are used to, and we will have so much space! We have denied ourselves so many little and big things because we didnt have the room, so now I want to be able to get some nice stuff we have always wanted (baking dishes, bookshelves, more cooking stuff, decor for the kids rooms, etc). We are pouring everything we have into getting this place, so we wont have any left over to outfit it the way we hope. I work somewhere that does gift registries for weddings, birthday, housewarmings.. and people do them a lot. My husband and mom think its tacky.. I think people love to help friends and family with a new home.
what are your opinions?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on May. 20, 2013 in Home & Garden
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:35 PM on May. 20, 2013
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Answer by ABeaverhausen at 1:53 PM on May. 20, 2013
Usually that is what a bridal shower is for. But if you think the people that you send announcements/invites to a housewarming will buy the stuff for you then go for it. Whats the worse that can happen? If I was going to do it then I would have a party & send invites with a little poem with something like "we waited so long & if you would like help us get settled we need lots of stuff, so we're registered at ***** We would be so grateful but if you can't then bring yourself anyway! :)" Congrats!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:56 PM on May. 20, 2013
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Answer by baconbits at 2:07 PM on May. 20, 2013
It is very tacky to register for anything in my opinion. We live in such an entitled society everyone expects a gift for everything. You bought a new house great for you but the expectation of others paying to decorate is pretty sad. I worry you won't be able to afford to maintain your home it is pretty expensive.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on May. 20, 2013