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Q: I've just moved into a new house and would like to throw a party. My friends have asked about my color scheme, so I was wondering if it is okay to register and include store information in my invitations. A: It's fine to throw a housewarming to show off your new digs, but it's incorrect to mention gifts, much less a registry, on your invitations. You're inviting your pals over to enjoy your new home, not to decorate, so leave registries to the brides and moms-to-be. But if friends should ask, there's nothing wrong with mentioning that you've painted your living room sage green or you love country-French style. Just don't put them in writing.

Housewarming No-No: Gift registries

September 4, 2019 0 Comments

Q: I've just moved into a new house and would like to throw a party.  My friends have asked about my color scheme, so I was wondering if it is okay to register and include store information in my invitations.  A: It's fine to throw a housewarming to show off your new digs, but it's incorrect to mention gifts, much less a registry, on your invitations.  You're inviting your pals over to enjoy your new home, not to decorate, so leave registries to the brides and moms-to-be.  But if friends should ask, there's nothing wrong with mentioning that you've painted your living room sage green or you love country-French style.  Just don't put them in writing.

Q: I’ve just moved into a new house and would like to throw a party.  My friends have asked about my color scheme, so I was wondering if it is okay to register and include store information in my invitations.

A: It’s fine to throw a housewarming to show off your new digs, but it’s incorrect to mention gifts, much less a registry, on your invitations.  You’re inviting your pals over to enjoy your new home, not to decorate, so leave registries to the brides and moms-to-be.  But if friends should ask, there’s nothing wrong with mentioning that you’ve painted your living room sage green or you love country-French style.  Just don’t put them in writing.

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