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Is a Housewarming Registry Tacky?

Is a Housewarming Registry Tacky?

Hassan and I are in the process of building a home.  We expect that the process will be completed by the end of the year.  I was chatting with my bestie the other week and she excitedly declared, "you should definitely register for your housewarming!"  She's cute.  And super excited about things in general.  But I thought in that moment - she could also be totally wrong!

I grew up with the Emily Post of mothers.  She's all about process and procedure when it comes to social graces and etiquette.  A side note: she also curses like a sailor - so she's kind of a hybrid between Clair Huxtable and Fred Sanford if you can imagine that

...but I digress...

My mom's influence has rubbed off on me, and I often hear her in my ear before making a decision saying, "is that tacky though?" in her half question/half statement way.   So when my bestie suggested it, my initial reaction was, "that's tacky!"  After all - I've owned a home before and also got married a few years ago, so what do I look like registering for ANYTHING

Because she knows me so well, my best friend stopped me before I could verbalize my internal monologue about the merits of registering for a housewarming and simply said, "before you bore me by saying that it's tacky, please consider that you also lost a lot of stuff in the storm - so this is kind of a different situation" in her half statement/half sarcasm kind of way.  Interesting.  Monologue cancelled!

I still haven't decided what to do (and mind you, I'm not actively planning a housewarming at this moment), but I do wonder what you think.

Sound off below- is it tacky or acceptable as a general principle?  

Photo by Christopher Harris on Unsplash

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