Is this too awkward?
I'd like some feedback. Invitations are just out to dd's wedding. I'm starting to get questions about where they are registered.
My dd and her fiance have registered only at Williams Sonoma and Restoration Hardware and for very few things. They actually prefer to have friends donate to two favorite charities and also would love it if people gave them trees to be planted on the grounds of their home where the wedding will take place in Aug.
The store registries and the charities are no problem. But the trees are trickier. There is a landscaper's list of trees and shrubs at a variety of prices and they need a lot of them. But the landscaper cannot field or handle the gifts.
Would it seem too odd to create a private tree registry for this? I could see that as a web album with photos and the number of each tree they would need and price -- just like the web registry at Williams Sonoma or at Restoration Hardware.
The delicate part is suggesting how to direct the gift. Would it seem too awkward to suggest that tree gifts be directed to the landscaper -- we'd give the name in each photo caption -- and sent c/o of the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, or to the couple directly?
Friends are beginning to contact me asking where they are registered and this is on the theory that charity or a tree is nicer than a pot or a pan or a towel. But it is delicate.
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Opinions please and any suggestions of gracious wording for this also would be appreciated.