Post # 1
June 2012 brides, have you registered for anything yet? Have you thought about it, or are you waiting until next year sometime to start?
We are sending out our STDs in early November, and we’re going to have the URL of our website on them. Our website is going to be our primary way for us to spread registry info, and I want something there for the “instant gratification” types to see where we’re registered at. As such, FI and I are going to start small registries at our chosen stores and add more stuff to them as time goes on. We’ll monitor it for discontinued stuff as needed.
This will serve a threefold purpose for us: 1. Our website will be totally up to date when people get their STDs (no “coming soon” on the registry page). 2. We can add stuff to them as time goes on, every time we think, “Oh, we should register for that” — because it’s sometimes hard to sit down and think of everything you need off the top of your head. We constantly are finding ourselves in the kitchen wishing we had XYZ gadget or pot or spoon and thinking we should register for it, but might forget we need it if we waited for, say, March to register. And 3. We might get some registry stuff for Christmas instead of people guessing at what to get us.
Any other June 2012 brides with the same thoughts, or are you waiting until a couple months before your shower/the wedding to register all at once?
Post # 3
We’re probably going to register in the next few weeks for a lot of the reasons you said.
Post # 4
Im looking forward to do this, I’ve always what to scan things like they do in the movies, lol. We wont put together our registry until closer to the wedding, if you do it too early some stock may change or may not be available at all. So maybe 3 months before our date.
Post # 5
We went ahead and registered. I’m finishing up law school and then taking the bar so free time to do wedding stuff is slim. I wanted to have them done when we sent our save the dates last month. I know it’s early but our wedding is destination and I want to give people time to plan ahead.
Post # 6
We’re completely done. We are having a destination wedding so there was not much to register because we’d rather have people there than buy us gifts. So we have our registries at Bed Bath & Beyond and Honeyfund (for activites on the honyemoon)
Post # 7
We haven’t started thinking about the registry yet, but I think we’re going to have to soon.
We aren’t sending our STDs out til January-ish (I think, we haven’t decided yet) so even though it has our wedding website on it, we still have some time.
I’ve been putting it off honestly because even though FI and I live together practically everything we own is an old, crappy hand-me-down (I mean we literally only own 1 pan… it’s pretty pathetic)… So we kinda have to start from scratch with the registry. Plus FI and I very, very different tastes so I have a feeling it’s going to be exhausting….
Post # 8
We had started a small registry very early on (at the prodding of my family who wanted to use it for engagement gifts) but we went and made other and more complete registries last weekend! It was fun and overwhelming at the same time!
Post # 9
@TinyTina: I feel ya! We are in same boat, most of our stuff is old college crap, so we are upgrading those things and getting things that we just haven’t needed before (things for special occasions, roasting pans, electric knives, etc)
And yes, it IS exhausting! Both in store because there are so many choices it’s overwhelming, but also agreeing on things. It was such a pain to find china we agreed on, when we finally did, it wound up being formal china (which I hadn’t intended on registering for) instead of casual china! But I’m just going with it lol.
We missed a bunch of stuff we should have registered for too, lol.
Post # 10
I think were registering in November just because things will be very busy in December and then after that it’ll be a fight of weather vs. free time and we could end up having to do it April (which would probably not be fun for the guests.)
Post # 11
I’m technically an end of May 2012 bride so I hope you don’t mind me voting but we’ve already registered for everything. I mean I’m sure we may edit a little bit as time goes on but we’re getting ready to send out our STDs and just like you we have our website on there and want to list our registries. We didn’t really register for seasonal items. We stuck with the the basics that we knew would be available season after season.
Post # 12
We also went ahead and registered early. We figured we can always go back to the store and add to it or change it or even change it online.
Post # 13
We haven’t registered yet.
Mainly because we haven’t really had time to sit down and be like “what do we want?”
I know what I want, but, of course, it’s his registry, too 😉
Also, his parents need a slow, gradual process. So, we really can’t be doing a lot at once 😐
Oh, well. Soon!