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?