(Closed) Is it too early to start a registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You might be able to start it now with basics like kitchen supplies.  I don’t think those would go out of stock but you need to watch it to see what goes out of stock.  Personally, I would wait until you send out invitations for either the wedding or your showers.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

bed bath and beyond keeps things in stock.  I would just update your registry a month before you send out invitations.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

The short answer is, it depends on how willing to maintain it you are and what kind of events you have coming up.

If you want some things from your registry for Christmas or you’re having a shower or engagement party then I think you can go ahead and register, just understand that a lot of items are really seasonal and won’t be around when you come back. Websites are good for updating things. Generally stores reccommend you not register more than 6 months from your wedding date. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It might be a little early.  But if you’re really itching to start, you can still go to the stores and figure out what you both like and if you need to research on certain things.  You can always look online to see what you like.  If you decide to go ahead and register, I would definitely wait to tell your guests and update it when you do tell them.  I was pretty happy with my experience at Macys and Crate and Barrel.  They both have a 10% off completion program and if you have a Macys card you get something like 5% in cash back for everything that’s purchased for you off your registry.  Plus they always have great sales.  Have fun registering!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re getting married in October and we wont be registering until June/July. Our friends got engaged and married within 6 months so they registered soon after getting engaged. By the time her shower rolled around, nearly everything they registered for was discontinued so they had to go do it all over again. They were super frustrated. I would personally suggest waiting until Spring. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It might be a little early.  But if you’re really itching to start, you can still go to the stores and figure out what you both like and if you need to research on certain things.  You can always look online to see what you like.  If you decide to go ahead and register, I would definitely wait to tell your guests and update it when you do tell them.  I was pretty happy with my experience at Macys and Crate and Barrel.  They both have a 10% off completion program and if you have a Macys card you get something like 5% in cash back for everything that’s purchased for you off your registry.  Plus they always have great sales.  Have fun registering!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Whoops… double post.  Slow internet 🙁

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think its too early. You never how things may change from now till next year and you may have to remove or add things from the Register.

If youre getting married in Sept, I would probably register that summer.

Maybe July/Aug.

By that time you’ll def  KNOW what you need.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get very impatient and excited about these things so I’ve already started a registry for my October 2011 wedding on Amazon, but I haven’t really told anyone about it yet. I’ll probably register at a brick & mortar store, like Bed, Bath & Beyond as I get closer to sending my invitations.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’s early but like pps said if you have other events coming up then it’s fine. Also especially around this time of year you’ll mostly see seasonal stuff. I started registering for stuff in like August just to see how it was. I’m technically registered at three stores (whoops!) but haven’t publicized the registries to anyone. It doesn’t hurt to start one. You might even get a free gift or coupons. I’m probably going to test out one more store and then really narrow down the registries.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I agree. FI’s brother and SIL registered 10 months out, and everything was discontinued. I figure, for us having a June 2012 wedding, we’d start our registry around January/February 2012.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You may want to hold off a bit just because things do go out of stock.

I registered at Macy’s starting in November, (my shower is in January) and already, less than 2 months later,  a quarter of the items I chose are no longer availabe online. It is very frusturating.My wedding isn’t until June, and I get the feeling that I will need to completley redo that registry by then.

For my Bed Bath and Beyond registry, on the other hand, everything is still in stock. 

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