by Munchkin » May 2, 2006 Hello all. I was reading a post on The Knot about about what people typically give for showers/weddings. One woman's reply just didn't make sense to me, but I didn't want her to fell like I was attacking her if I questioned it. So, I thought I would run it by my pscope friends. It seemed like the majority of people who replied wrote that they typically give a registry gift for the shower and cash at the reception. Many brought up the "pay for your plate" method of gauging the actual dollar amount. One woman wrote that she usually gives a gift at the wedding, but not from the registry. The way she wrote it was as through she intentionally did not buy gifts off the registry. I guess I simply don't understand that rationale. Do any of you habitually buy non registry gifts for a couple? Is there a reason why? I have always purchased shower gifts off the registry, because I figure they are created for that very purpose. Is there an argument out there for not doing that? I am aware that this isn't a big deal, but It made me wonder. Munchkin I edited b/c I realized I signed my Knot name!