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It used to be that when you got married, every wedding guest bought you a bread maker, a hand mixer, or teacups with your signature china pattern. But times have changed. You might not be moving right from your parents’ house to a new home with your spouse. And it’s hard to fit a fine china display into a one-bedroom.
Instead, when you and your future spouse are getting ready to register, ask yourself this: What do we need? (And that’s not the same as “What do our parents say we need?”)
Maybe the answer really is a bread machine, in which case, register for one! But maybe you’d rather get some cash so you can save up for a house? Or perhaps you and your fiancé are working tirelessly to pay off your student loans. If you are more focused on getting out from under your student loans than you are on china patterns, that’s okay. You can ask for student loan money on your registry. The question is, what’s the best way to do it?
While you could try posting “HELP US PAY OFF OUR STUDENT LOAN DEBT” at the top of your wedding website, that might not be the most tactful solution. There are better ways to explain to your wedding guests that the best gift they can give you is a student loan contribution. If you’re still unsure as to how to ask for student loan money on your registry, take a look at what SoFi recommends.
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