(Closed) No wonder…

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yikes, that’s a lot of over the top!

Yes, most everywhere was really trying to push registery cards (which apparently are normal in the UK, but Totally Not in North America!). 

Post # 4
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am registered at a very large department store and I have received two emails from them about how the price of two items (Dyson vacuum and Kitcheaide Mixer) are both going up soon so I should email my guests to let them know to buy it before the price hike. I was very put off by that! I have received some wedding invites that have the registry info right on the invite! I am put off by that but some think that is acceptable. 

I feel like gift-grabby brides are everywhere! I recently met someone who told me that she and her fiance decided to have a wedding at an all inclusive resort so they payed for the ceremony fee and the cake and thats it. She said the reason they did this was so they wouldn’t have to pay a huge expense for a large wedding but could invite over 600 people and said “then we will  get a lot of gifts but we don’t have to pay for the huge cost of the wedding.” She invited us to her wedding, we declined, and didn’t send a gift, i normally always send gifts but in this situation I decided I wouldn’t.

Post # 5
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1030 posts
Bumble bee

Here in the UK it’s completely acceptable to put your registry in the Invite – i’ve never known an invite to NOT have the registry in it!

Quite interesting how different countries react to what’s appropriate and what isn’t, I guess!

Post # 6
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871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I get those emails too and I just ignore them. No big deal, just move on and don’t let something so silly stress you out!

Post # 8
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986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, that’s horrible.  I guess I’m lucky. I’ve registered at William Sonoma and haven’t had any such emails.

 

Post # 9
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@orchid84:  Wow… that kind of attitude on her part really takes a set.

Post # 10
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2282 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would be horrified if I got a post-it on a wedding invite.

Post # 11
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

From the midwest here, and definitely seen registry cards in shower invites and *SOME* wedding invites.  What kills me are the people who register for booze, monster large flatscreen TVs, video games (board games or games that can be played as a couple excluded), or CLOTHES. Yes, swimsuits (that “could” be used for the honeymoon supposedly).

I don’t mind getting people presents, but c’mon! If you don’t need/want to upgrade certain items that fit more into necessity category, then please don’t register for random stuff like this.  I’d much rather not find an item on your registry and give you money (and just keep in my mind that you’re using it for something somewhat practical).

Post # 12
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5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

i have been nwondering why macys keeps sending me emails about items on my registry going on sale. I always delete without reading and now I know what they are doing! i figured if i wasnt married yet why do i need to know if something is on sale??

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I get emails from the registry sites, I get all excited because I think it’s a purchase notice or something, so when it isn’t, I get grouchy 🙁

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