Post # 1
So… My mother and Mother-In-Law along with our MOH’s will be planning our wedding shower/jack & jill and have let me know that it will be late winter/early spring. Knowing this I am dieing to get into Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond and run around with the price gun! (my inner child coming out).
Now, how soon is too soon to register?! When did you other bee’s get into the stores to start your registries?!
Post # 3
Depends what you’re registering for to some extent. If you’re stickin with very standard things that never change do it whenever you want, but if you’re registering for more stuff that’s seasonal or trendy it might very well be discontinued by the time your guests are actually shopping.
Post # 4
We did it last weeekend – shower is in October.
Post # 5
Oh people were yelling at me because I was late for registering.. I think it’s better to do it early than to do it late. Since you have about 10 months, register around February or March since your shower will probably be around May.
Post # 6
Do it early! This was one thing Fiance and I were really excited about so we were in the stores the weekend after we got engaged. I took a Friday off and Fiance and I went- it was so fun!
Post # 7
Thanks for the help girls! Fiance just got into a motorcycle accident a couple of weeks ago & i’m just trying to figure out if he will be walking at the time that we go to register or if it’s something I’ll have to do myself…
Post # 8
@Beijocanaboca: Wow I’m so sorry to hear that. Some places you can register online too. So if you have to maybe you can do some on your own and some together online. Hope he heals quickly!!!
Post # 9
Also, we have a wedding website and put the info on our Save the Dates. We had our registry ready by the time we sent out the Save the Dates. Didn’t want people to see the registry grow and shrink over and over or see our weird wants and then mind changes yah know.
So far we recieved 3 items off the registry at engagement parties. Although this wasn’t the point of having it ready it was a delightful surprise!
Post # 10
Try registering online… It’s easier to stay on track and you can do it from your couch 🙂
Ppl started asking where I was registeribg so that’s when I did it… Getting married in May and it’s done
Post # 11
We had to start our registry in store (for macys and bloomindales) to get some of the benefits. You can register for 1 thing and do the rest at home though.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Three months before an event is usually a good guideline. A lot of stores (Crate & Barrel, Target) have very seasonal merchandise. Also-check what the stores returns policies are. Some have an extended period for returns after the wedding day, some from the day of purchase. So if you change your mind later, you might have challenges trying to return things.
Post # 13
I would caution you on registering too early. We started the registry process at the end of May because the local Crate & Barrel was having a wedding registry event. My shower was towards the end of July and our wedding is at the end of September. Some of the things we loved in May (from the spring collection) was not available in the summer or fall months due to changing stock. I’d say 3 to 4 months before the wedding is fine as long as you keep tabs on the registry to make sure things are discontinued or have limited availabilty due to seasons changing.
Post # 14
@Tripleem: We’re getting married in Livermore too!
Post # 15
We registered before we sent out Save the Dates with our wedding website on it, so about 7 months in advance. I’ll keep an eye on it though over the months and change things if things get discontinued. I wanted to have all the guest-facing items done before we sent out any communication.
I imagine my shower won’t be until mid- to late February for an April wedding.
Post # 16
We just registered today and our shower isn’t until April. We just want to keep checking things off our “to do” list little by little and this was a good day to go. It was so fun! Our family has also asked us to register before Christmas so that they can get stuff off our registry for gifts this year.