No shower but registered – when did people start buying (POLL!)

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: When did people buy from your registry
    less than 2 weeks before the wedding : (5 votes)
    26 %
    3 weeks before : (1 votes)
    5 %
    4 weeks before : (1 votes)
    5 %
    5 weeks before : (0 votes)
    6 weeks before : (2 votes)
    11 %
    7 or more weeks before : (7 votes)
    37 %
    I have no idea - I'm not a crazy registry stalker like you! : (3 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i think the first person bought something from our registry about 3 weeks before my [first] shower.

    Post # 3
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    3664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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 # 9
    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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. 

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