(Closed) Bad Bridal Habit: Registry Stalking

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Um, in a word… no. My shower isn’t for another 2 months! The first gift was purchased like 4 months ago though, engagement presents. I stalk it all the time. And I definitely will be for my shower, it’s 3 hours away and I need to know how much stuff I’ll be lugging home  Haha. One of my friends said she checked hers for a while but made herself stop the week or two before her shower, so she could have some surprises… speaking of which.. PotteryBarn.com, here I come!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

OOOOOOO I’m such a culprit and it’s so bad!!! It’s so much fun but I feel terrible after I’ve done it. Wow, I sound like an addict…

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m sooooo guilty of this.

Funny story,  my mom came to town to visit me this weekend, so I took her into the store to show her the dishes I had registered for.  When we were in the store, she wanted to printed out my registery *just to see* what has been bought already.  Little did she know, I am a full felged registery stalker and already knew exactly what has been purchased.  As we went through the list, I was pretending to be surprised to heard what was bought, "oh that’s nice".  At that point,  I think I reached a registery stalking low… hiding my registery knowledge from my mother. 

Is there a support group I can join? 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Hello my name is Novebride08 and I am a registery stalker.  I look at my registery all the time and my shower is not until August.  I can’t help it, it’s an uncontrollable compulsion.  I too hide my stalking from family and friends.  I strating stalking before our engagment party last September and have never looked back.  I tell myself I have to look, what if something were to be discontinued, gasp!!!!

I feel no guilt.  Does that make me a bad bride? 🙂 

 

Post # 9
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99 posts
Worker bee

ME! I actually just started today! I heard about the excitment you get when you see items have been bought on your registry! I hear this creates and addiction to going back multiple times during the day to see if anything new is gone! I got the bug and now I know what people were talking about!

Who would have though I’d be so excited to get towels! Heehee!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

fi & i both registry stalked in the weeks leading up to the shower. he told his mom & it felt reaaaaaaaaaally weird to open the gifts we picked out in the store & knew we were getting.  i guess people bought stuff for themselves while they were out & it got lumped into our registry so there were a few surprises for things we DIDNT get (sigh, i really wanted that shower head… it even made sense… for a shower!).

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

 I orginially asked my in laws not to throw wedding showers (this is my last semester of college 23 credit hours and I am working full time- I have time issues), but was ignored.  I decided just to go with it and register, and yes, I am a stalker.  I can’t help myself.

    What’s weird is my shower is in two weeks and the only gifts gone off my registery are the ones my mother bought me.  I’m curious to see what happens.  🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Maureen, I’m in the exact same sitch. Mine’s in two weeks too, and only like, 3 things have been purchased. I’m kind of getting worried…are people not buying off the registry?!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

maureen /rebecca- people didnt start buying off the reg until 2 weeks before, & some things were bought like 1-2 days before. on the other hand, a LOT of people went off-registry, or combined a registry item with other items for a personal touch. a lot of the older guests especially did their own thing.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I check my registries multiple times a day. *so ashamed*

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Um… heh, my FI and I were actually planning on purposefully stalking our registry in order to provide our guests with the most options. For example, some of the ceramic bakeware we want is less expensive overall in sets, which, in the event that it doesn’t all get bought, would be the FI and I would want to buy it in completion. On the other hand, there might not be any particular wedding guest who wants to spend that much on bakeware.. I’d rather if they’re going to drop a lot that they do it on our mixer or something. Is this bad?

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Going off registry absolutely boggles my mind. Why on earth someone would do that (someone who doesn’t know me that well, that is!) is beyond me! We need and want these things — why wouldn’t someone want to give us something that we needed and wanted??

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