How many times have you been invited to a wedding only to find that you had no idea what to bring as a wedding gift? You have no clue what the couple already has or what other people are going to buy for them. Now, you are the one getting married and although you have some of the things you will need to get started on your new life as a married couple, there are other things you would dearly love to have.
For instance, an air fryer would be perfect but not something you want to spend the money on with the upcoming wedding and honeymoon costing a small fortune. If you are wondering if it’s acceptable to start a wedding gift ‘wants’ list, the answer is yes, of course!
What Is a Catholic Wedding List?
Actually, there are such things already in existence at most department stores. They are called “Wedding Registries” and it’s usually the bride-to-be who goes in and fills out the list of wants and needs available in that store. The reason why larger department stores are chosen is that they have a little of everything from appliances to clothing. If you want to start a Catholic wedding list of things you need and are available at that store, that is perfectly okay. In fact, they are more common than you might think but maybe you weren’t aware of your friends having made one.
Religious Items on Your List
Often, devout Catholics want some religious memories of their wedding day. Unfortunately, you might not be able to put some of the things you’d like on your wedding registry so you might want to post on social media some of the things you want, like a family bible begun on this most special of days. Maybe a rosary to carry at the church when you are married or perhaps a lovely plaque to hang on the wall, denoting the wedding details you want remembered always. Simply post your Catholic wedding list of wants and needs on Facebook, for example, and your closest friends and family members will see what you want and take it from there.
Your Friends Will Understand
No one likes to feel like they are asking for a gift but that’s not something you should worry about. Your friends will understand because, like you, they have often been at a loss for what kind of gift to give someone for their wedding. When it comes to personal items for birthdays or Christmas, your friends know exactly what to give. However, when it comes to a wedding, most of your friends and family will not have the remotest idea of what you already have when combining resources with your prospective spouse. They also will not know what others are buying you for a gift.
If you are still wondering whether it is acceptable to post a wedding wants list, the answer is yes. It takes the guesswork out of giving and that is just fine.