I'm stuck. My best friend and her husband have just purchased their second home and are intending on having a housewarming party. Their new house is much more expensive, larger, etc.
When she asked me if I would "hostess" for her I had no idea that a housewarming party isn't exactly something that someone hosts FOR you. It's YOUR party and YOU are the hostess. The main reason I agreed is because we had a huge falling out before her wedding and I backed out of being her matron of honor and ended our friendship for almost a year. So I felt kind of obligated to make up for that.
Now comes the tricky part: she wants to register for gifts. She and her husband probably make a combined $100,00 a year and just purchased a home valued at just over $300,000. They've been together for 3 years and married for 1. They don't really NEED anything but she insists on registering for gifts.
I've tried gently explaining to her, with links to an etiquette expert, that it's tacky and looks greedy to be registering for this type of event but she'll have none of it. She said that if her friends or family question it then she'll just tell them that she got bad advice from someone.
Now I get to be the RSVP contact and I'm really worried about informing people of this little tidbit.
My hubby thinks I should back out but I don't want to do that to her again, yet I'm going to be in an uncomfortable position.
Has anyone else had to deal with something like this?