POLL: Would you/did you use an online wedding gift registry?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: POLL: Would you/did you use an online wedding gift registry?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    67 %
    No : (6 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    Springwedding00:  I didn’t and wouldn’t beceause most of our family/freinds shopped in store or gave cash and in your case you can use the cash for the home remodeling project!

    Post # 4
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    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Springwedding00:  I didn’t know you could do something like that– but I guess– as long as you had a way to get the word out (since most people frown on adding it to the invite…and in our case, we didn’t have a wedding website) I don’t know why one wouldn’t do it…? 

    I suppose the only downfall is– if someone buys something, and it’s not what you thought it would be….and they don’t include a gift reciept (like if they go in store to buy, but it’s still an item off of your registry)…..does that make returning difficult?  I know returning something off of a registry from a store is super simple in most cases, and no reciept is needed.  And yep, in came in realy handy in our case– people bought me things off of our registry for my shower, and the registry wasn’t marking gifts off and I got many multiples!!  

     

    That would be my only hesitation– at least that I can think of right off the bat.  

    Do you have a wedding website/way to spread to the work “appropriately”?

    Post # 5
    Member
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

    We did one with myregistry and filled it mostly with stuff that could be bought anywhere, with a note when the model/brand didn’t matter. I got a couple items off that list for the shower, but for the wedding everyone just gave cash… But it was good for a list of stuff to spend the cash on afterwards, hehe.

    Post # 7
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    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    We didn’t (I didn’t want to have a registry at all but my mother and grandmother put their foot down, they think it is extremely rude to not register while I felt it was even more rude TO register, oh well). <br /><br />We registered at a large department store since we could pick out our china (of which we’ve received all 12 our place settings already as shower gifts) and our guests are from all over.  We were also given quite a few gift cards to the place we registered (which I definitely appreciate, not just because people were kind enough to get us a gift but because I live in a different state from all of my guests).<br /><br />For older guests or guests who feel more comfortable getting you a gift card (and for guests who just hate shopping online), I’d stay away from online-only registries.   

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Both of our registries were made online through walmart and honeymoonpixie

    Post # 9
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Springwedding00:  we’re using a site that allows items from lots of different stores and charity donations and honeymoon donations/cash gifts or any combination of the above so guests have loads of options for whatever type of gift they like to give (including ignoring the registry completely). Here it’s pretty normal to put an info sheet (local hotels, parking places, bus/train info etc) in with the invites and just pop where you’re registered somewhere on there. I guess a bit like an old school wedding website 🙂

    Post # 10
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We would and we are. But instead of a gift registry, we opted for a cash registry Envelope Registry.

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