Need advice-bridal registry
I've been with my boyfriend for 16.5 years. We are FINALLY getting married on March 14, 2012 (on our 17 year dating anniversary :D ).
We are getting married at CSA and can't wait. But. We are not having any guests. One: we didn't really invite anyone and two: it is rather expensive for most of our friends/family. My dilemma - bridal registry.
Certainly after all these years together we could use an upgrade on our household items but that wasn't our intention. We were going to go with the wedding website/registry through the Couples site but when I mentioned it to my family they were pretty disapproving :( I'm a much more 'giving' type person and have a hard time asking anyone to give me anything as it is-now I'm even more uncertain about it.
Is it wrong to register for some spa items, private beach dinner, photography (I hired Stacey Clarke but I'll get resort photos/video too if I can swing it financially), contributions towards the trip, and maybe an excursion or two? We are going to have a party here (probably June) for our friends and family so it's not like we won't share the event with them---it'll just be after the fact via pix :)
If I shouldn't register at all or if I should only register for household items they could bring to the party then that's what I'll do. I don't want to be inappropriate.
What do you guys think?