Post # 1
I know that etiquette gives a resounding no to adding registry info to the invite, but I recently have seen several invites that have included them and honestly all I could think was “oh, that’s cool! They’re registered at the same place we are.” Or things along those lines. And websites wouldn’t really work, because I for one hate the website that I set up, because it doesn’t feel like us at all and most people won’t be able to find it as it is. Only about half of our guest list even really knows how to use a computer. I know it might seem presumptuous to add the info, but I know that every family will bring us gifts or cash, that’s just how it works around here and everyone pretty much knows it.
So are you gals adding in registry info or no?
Post # 3
I have received a lot of invites that have it. I think if you’re willing to break from tradition than do it.
Post # 4
We only included a paper with our website on it in our invites. We had other info available online and didn’t want to have a bunch of inserts.
Post # 5
In our invites, there is only a RSVP and information card. The card has our website on it where people will be able to go for hotel & city info. The link to our registry is also on our site.
I have received invites with registry information printed on the invite. I think it is in poor taste.
Post # 6
I really don’t see why including registry info is such a “bad” thing. I have seen it done and did not once think “oh that is SO tacky” – I thought- “oh that is SO helpful”! I say if you want to include it go ahead.
Post # 7
We aren’t including any other inserts because I honestly feel that most of my family is perfectly capable of finding their own places to stay within their own budget constraints. A wedding website isn’t of much use simply because most of the people from out of town have no idea how to use a computer (ie: my late-grandmother’s husband/boyfriend, my ex-step-grandma and her mother, my great-aunt, my grandfathers, etc). I would be just doing a small 3×3 insert to go along with our flat invitation in an outer envelope. It’s a very simple invitation setup. If anyone has an idea other than putting the info online, I’d love to hear it.
Post # 9
No, I wouldn’t. It’s on the shower invite, though, and I’m sure people will spread the word. I rarely ever see it on invitations, and we’ve had no problems figuring out where someone is registered.
Post # 10
I plan to include registry information, but I think that my circle won’t be bothered by it at all. I think etiquette is a matter of your social circle vs actual tradition.
If I didn’t include it in my invite, many people wouldn’t know where to get anything for us.
Post # 11
I’m not. Registry information is on the website if they care to go find it. Whenever I see registry information in an invitation, it seems like the B&G only want me there for the potential gift.
Post # 12
I left a URL to our website, which has all of our registry information on it
Post # 13
Thank you ladies for all of your opinions. After consulting with my FI about this, we are choosing to include the registry information on a small insert to include with the invitation. We realised that our families will not only appreciate the information being included, but that most of them (even the internet savvy ones) won’t bother going to our website at all. I’m including the registry info on the website, so if people do go there, they can see it. Overall, I think it would be much easier for everyone involved if we included it with the invite, besides we’re already flaunting etiquette in other ways, so why bother following it now on this small thing?