Post # 1
If you didn’t have a shower but registered for gifts any way – when did people start buying or did no one buy anything?
Just curious – we’re 8 weeks out (still early for gift buying) but I’m a registry stalker 🙂
Post # 2
i think the first person bought something from our registry about 3 weeks before my [first] shower.
Post # 3
We had a link to our registry on our website, and we put our website on our STD. Pretty much as soon as people got their STD’s and visited our website, we started getting gifts in the mail.
Post # 4
The majority were within a couple weeks, but there were some early gifts bought as much as 4 months out. But that was my grandma!
Post # 5
Our first wedding gift from our registry was bought at 5 months out by a friend who just didn’t want to forget. Another guest gave the first wedding gift off registry 7 months out.
Post # 6
We got very few actual physical gifts at the wedding. Those that did bring a gift didn’t buy until pretty close to the wedding.
Post # 7
Basically anything purchased off of my registries was purchased for a shower. A few people bought wedding gifts off the registries like the day before or day of, but most brought cash or an off-registry physical gift to the wedding.
Post # 8
cmbr: I know that’s typical but I do have a few friends who don’t like giving cash and specifically asked about our registry (And have complained about people who didn’t register or only registered for a couple things to me privately)
Post # 9
We had someone make a purchase right after the save the dates went out in January. The second purchase was made last week. I’m having two showers in May so I’m sure it’ll jump up a lot once those invites go out.
Post # 10
MsGinkgo: We had a cople of purchase done right after my shower invitations were mailed, then there were some purchases here and there. I just logged on today and with 3 weeks to go, there were 16 gifts purchased between yesteerday and today.
I would say a well-organized guest will do it about the 4-5 week mark, but majority will be purcahsing in the 2-3 week mark
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
I think for me I noticed people start buying off my registry once the shipping deadline was coming up for it to be delivered on time. Haha.
Post # 12
No one has started purchasing off ours yet – but super far out. I actually just bought a wedding present for someone else off their registry (they are having a destionation wedding in September, but we won’t be able to go and felt bad about having to send back a no RSVP). Looks like I’m the first one to buy off hers – figured who wouldn’t love to get early presents.