Registry etiquette

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
557 posts
Busy bee

@mybelle84:  since you are having a party i feel like the people coming may want to bring you a gift… but i would not register. normally people buy you a gift when they attend your wedding, but if you register then aunts/uncles/cousins who live far away will feel like they need to get you a gift and that isn’t fair.

my sister and her husband eloped and when they told everyone they got married and were having a party at their home it offended a lot of my family. I was hurt that they would get married without telling us, and it was kind of annoying that they did that and still expected presents

3237 posts
Sugar bee

Not tacky at all, in my opinion. People will want to get you a gift so it will be nice to have a registy for them to look at.

45 posts

I am doing a similar thing - destination wedding for 2 and then party at home.  I did a small registry (this information will not be included with invitations or anything) but is there should someone want to buy a gift.  I wasn’t planning on it, but got a lot of questions about one from friends and family about where I was registered so figured I might as well.  I don’t expect anyone to buy me a gift, but if they want to, the registry is there for them. 

2063 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think registering is ever tacky. 


It’s only tacky if you demand people get you things or something ;)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Related Topics:

Post elopement family party

Large guest list for a bridal shower

Find Amazing Vendors