(Closed) Gift Registry and Invitations

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You will hear various opinions on this topic, but I personally would not put registry information in the invitation. I consider that bad etiquette. We have a card that is going into our invitations that says “For information about wedding accomodations and directions please visit our website: http://www.____” There is a registry tab on our website so I figure that people will figure it out or ask a family member.

Post # 4
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13102 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was really opposed to having our registry info anywhere in our invitation suite and just wanted to direct people to the website.  Well, we’ve given people info to the website and with 1 month to go, almost NO ONE has even looked at the website for anything (hotel info/block, flight info, directions, etc).  Don’t put it on the actual invitation but I think you can be okay to put the info on your accomodations card or something.

Post # 5
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i’m with @jaylii9 wedding website is the best place for it and an invitation insert is a perfect way to direct traffic. guests who want to give you a gift will appreciate that you put together a registry (and it will be good for you so you [hopefully] don’t have to deal with returns)

out of curiosity CMB1022, is money towards something what you really prefer?

Post # 6
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1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also agree with putting it on the wedding website… We’ve had a lot of people check that out and we’ve also had a lot of people ask us.

Good luck :]

Post # 7
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122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We put it on our wedding website. We are also going to include it on one of our inserts included with our invitaiton. It makes things easier for people especially those who may not know the popular wedding registry places.

Post # 8
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree – put the information on the website.  People who really would prefer to get you a gift will check your website or ask someone if you are registered anywhere.  Make sure your bridesmaids, your mom, and your FMIL know where you are registered, so they can pass along the information to anyone that asks.  Some people will just search for you at common registry places too, so if you’re registered somewhere common, I don’t think you’ll have a problem at all.  But don’t put it on your invite – I agree with @jaylii9 – that looks like you WANT gifts and is bad etiquette (in my opinion).

Post # 9
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1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Like PP, you’ll hear differing opinions on this topic. In my culture, it’s not taboo to put the registry information as an insert in the invitation (not on the invitation itself). I haven’t yet received an invite that didn’t have it included. I intend to include my registry info as a blurb on my accomodations card and my website.

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