Post # 1
My husband and I were married last December and it was very small. We are planning on having a celebration of our marriage this June on our six month anniversary since we had no reception on the day of our wedding.
My question is: Is it inappropriate to have a registry if the wedding has already taken place?
I, by no means, want to do something tacky and inappropriate, but I imagine people, after getting their invitations, will ask if we are registered.
Post # 3
Hmm, you can register but I wouldn’t say anything about it. Only if they ask would I tell them where.
I don’t know. That’s a tough one.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s tacky to register…but I wouldn’t volunteer the information. Simply give it out if somebody asks.
Post # 5
@Birdee106: That’s what I was thinking…
Post # 6
@lenaglong: If you would like to register, I would just register and then not say anything about it unless someone asks specifically. Maybe your mother can be the keeper of the information if you trust her to not blab or poopoo the idea.
We eloped and I registered (due to the pressure of my MIL). An aunt on the other side of the family found our registry completely on her own and got us a gift. I did not even have a party!
So if people want to know they will seek it out.
For my first marriage, we had a celebration party 4 months after and people brought a lot of checks surprisingly.
Post # 7
@sienna76: Hmmm, checks… I like the sound of that! haha!
Post # 8
@lenaglong: You can register but don’t mention it unless someone asks.
And btw it’s good to know I’m not the only person who is having a months-later marriage celebration because I didn’t have a reception 😉
Post # 9
@lenaglong: We are doing a destination wedding with a reception/party back in our home state after the fact, which is what I assumed the majority of people will opt to attend because of convenience. We will register but just not tell anyone unless they ask 🙂
Post # 10
There’s really no downside to registering as long as you only tell people when they ask.