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od32t3

justmyopinion - I've come across some ungrateful grooms also. Being ungrateful is not solely a female trait. Just wanted to point out the generalization.

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piedmontdiva

I'm surprised nobody else put a charity registry on their registries. We had a traditional registry so traditional people could buy us the regular suspects (plates, glasses, household items, etc... which we still use every day now 7 years later...) and then two charities to whom our friends could donate in our names, since we already have been blessed and were marrying at 40. We were informed who had donated (not the amount) and were overjoyed to be able to donate a few thousand dollars to our favorite charities, http://CARE.ORG and http://WomenForWomen.org. I must add that I married an Italian (in Italy), where cash gifts are traditional, so this also gave the Italians an opportunity to give their cash to a charity instead of to us, as we didn't need it. Win-win.

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zam123

A young millennial cousin of mine just did this. NO registry at all, just two places for donations, if the guests desired to do so. A very refreshing point of view, from a young couple who do NOT have a lot of money, but are not all that concerned with "stuff" and believe in giving to others.

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