Thursday, January 21, 2010

Our Registry

Our greatest hope is that you, our loving family and dearest friends, are able to come to our wedding and enjoy the weekend with us in Montauk. We know that airfare, car and bus travel, and staying in Montauk is not cheap. So we want to preface the topic of the registry by saying that if you are spending the money to come to our wedding we certainly do not expect you to also spend a lot of money on a wedding gift.

That being said, people have asked about our registry and we have decided to take a rather non-traditional approach. For our registry we are asking people to contribute towards our first home.

The more we thought about it the more we realized that the last thing we need is more stuff. For the last couple of years we have thought about how wonderful it would be to finally own a home but, as most of you can understand, that dream is a financial stretch right now. I'm dying to have a garden of my own, Krissy is dying to have more space to care for animals, and together we would be the happiest couple if we had a place to call our own where we could be comfortable starting a family. We have a savings started but we thought, "well, maybe this is how we can finally make it happen!" So, with your help, we hope to turn our little savings into the down payment for our first home. We are not entirely sure where we will buy or exactly what we are looking for at this point but this could give us the power to really begin the search and that would be amazing. It's going to be our next big adventure and knowing that you had a hand in making it happen would mean the world to us.

So please consider being part of what we think is the best gift we could have, the ability to purchase our first home. No contribution is too small. Trust us, we appreciate it. It's all going to go into the house fund and every bit helps!

The house bank (oh wait til you see it!) will be in Montauk at the wedding but if you prefer gifts can also be sent in check form to either Kristine Dunkle or Alex Feleppa at 43-12 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103.

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