Post # 1
We have decided not to register for our wedding. FI and I have lived together for four years and we purchased a brand new home in May. As we continue to get ourselves established in our new home, I’m finding that I enjoy finding items for our home on my own here and there. We are financially in a good place and really don’t “need” anything and I feel that registering for random things that I kind of like is sort of silly because it will probably just end up being extra clutter that I don’t need. I’m already a clutter bug 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for registering and think it is a huge help when shopping for a shower/wedding and perfect for couples just starting out together. I’ve received a few ghasps of disbeleif when I’ve told people this. What do you think?
Oh….and I am not having a bridal shower, but rather a brunch that my mom & sister are hosting just to spend some QT with the girls before the wedding. No gifts…just food & drinks.
Post # 3
I think it’s perfectly fine to not register because you don’t feel like you need anything. The only caution I offer is that people will still buy you some tangible gifts (most likely), so you could end up getting a bunch of stuff you don’t need or like. It might be worth registering for a few things, just to try to avoid this.
Post # 4
We didn’t register either and I received both gasps and compliments so I’d just say do what you’re comfy with. We only exchanged three things and my mom did end up throwing me a bridal shower so I was a bit surprised that it worked out so well. For the wedding we received some nice gifts, some cash, and some donations to a charity people know we like.
Post # 5
We don’t have a register even though people ahve asked about it. It’s just not somehting we want or have time to do. Good luck
Post # 6
I agree with OttawaBride. If you don’t register and your guests aren’t the type to give cash and gift cards, you could end up with some mis-matched random stuff. If that’s the case, you should register for a few things… they don’t have to be typical household items… you could register for music, movies, your hobbies (art, camping, books, wine, etc.) You could also set up a charity registry.
Post # 7
As long as people realize you dont want more home and kitchen stuff I’d say it’s fine. People love to give that so realize you’ll probably recieve something like a 16 piece baking set from QVC that you cant return or sell! Maybe do a honeymoon registry or something for charity.
Post # 8
What about a honeymoon registry? We’re using Traveler’s Joy, and it’s been really propular. Essentially, you just get money, but people get to buy you things you can do/eat/go see, etc. Might be a good compromise for people who want to buy you something kind of tangible.
Post # 9
We didnt want to register because I am on house #2 and could prob furnish 2 more houses ( I shop A LOT). But we ended up doing one because i know poeple like to buy gifts and I dont want to end up with stuff I dont want and cant return
Post # 10
You can register on Amazon.com for pretty much anything you want, from TV’s to clothes and shoes. Some guests will want to get you something off of a registry, and if they insist on doing so, at least you’ll have somewhere to refer them to.
We registered at too many places, and after two moves since the wedding, we’re STILL returning stuff we don’t use to Bed Bath and Beyond (and I have a cabinet full of cocktail glasses I don’t use.)
The honeymoon registry is also a great idea!