Can We Ask for Money for Our Honeymoon Instead of Gifts?

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We asked The Official Preppy Handbook's Lisa Birnbach to field your bridal dilemmas. Listen up, ladies. Her tips will help you keep your sanity—and your friendships—in tact.

My fiancé and I already live together and own all of the things that a bride and groom would typically ask for. Can we ask guests for money to put toward our honeymoon instead of gifts? —Megan E. of Traverse City, Mich., via Facebook

Dear Megan,

Registering for gifts is de rigueur, so you probably should register for a few items (surely you can use another carafe or picture frame?), just to give your guests the option. Wanting cash is fine, but banks don't offer cash registries yet, as far as I know. Instead, have friends direct your guests to sites like and, which allow you to register for your big trip. Don't forget to share pictures when you return!

—Lisa Birnbach

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