Ok so I know everyone has an opinion on registries.. I guess I don't know how I really feel about them, but my friend is planning a baby shower for me (for my first child) and honestly *everyone* in my area/social circle expects registry information if there's going to be a shower... so I've started a small one online. We already bought the big ticket baby items, so I'm trying to keep things modest and really only register for necessities, nothing extravagant, and include a variety of price points that hopefully everyone who wants can find something in their budget.
So I've been to a number of showers recently, and looking at other people's registries has left a bad taste in my mouth... from registering to expensive, over the top items, to what maybe actually even bothered me more... on the store's website, there's a field for additional comments that the mom-to-be can enter, for people viewing the registry... some of the store's "suggested" comments is "A buyer protection plan would give us piece us mind" and the one I've seen used more frequently in my circle - "gift cards appreciated". Both of these just make me go ICK. I'm not sure if it actually is rude, but it feels very gift grabby to me. Which I guess a registry is generally but all the same, I feel obligated to create one for those that I know are going to ask me. Also I'm kind of using it as a shopping list for myself... so many little things to remember!
Anyways... my actual question... I want to use the comments field for Etiquette Good, not Etiquette Evil
I want to put something in there to let people I don't really care what/if they buy baby & I, even as they are on the registry site... I was thinking like "We are extremely grateful for any and all gifts. Thank you for looking!" What does everyone think? Can I make this better? I just want people to know that they don't have to buy off the registry, or anything at all, and we appreciate them even caring enough to think of getting us something. Showers make me feel very awkward because I know how fast they can go downhill
at the same time I'm very excited for baby and would love to have a little celebration with my friends & family