In the last couple of weeks, I've gotten several press releases, soliciting brides with "register for your mortgage!" services.
I suppose, in a way, mortgage registries aren't much different from honeymoon registries. But I honestly wouldn't recommend you use one.
For one thing, every one of those services takes a cut for themselves. When I give money, I sure don't want even the tiniest percentage getting siphoned off to some vendor.
But the biggest reason I'd advise against this type of registry is because of the feedback I've received when I mention the press releases -- people are aghast. Even those used to writing checks as wedding gifts thought it was inappropriate. So I vote no.
Far better to simply mention that you're house shopping. They'll get it, and hopefully, mail you a nice check.
What do you think?