(Closed) Registry Info in Inviations??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can have an insert with the wedding website along with your invitations, and then have a tab on the wedding website listing your registries (along with other wedding information). But it’s poor etiquette to put your registries on your invites or even on an insert along with the invite.

Post # 4
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agree with PP.  Nothing related/mentioning the registry should go with/in/near the invitation.

Post # 5
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We included an accommodations card, and on the bottom of the card it says “for further celebration details, please visit our wedding website: http://www….”. And then folks can go there to find registry info. 

Post # 6
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2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agree with PPs.  Put an information card with your wedding website on it and then put the regsitry info on the wedding website.  Putting the registry information anywhere in your invite (on or with) says that you expect gifts or presume people will want to get them for you.  Neither are in good taste.

Post # 7
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I defintely agree. Website on accomodations card, registry info on website!

My fiance doesn’t quite get why it’s generally not considered appropriate (anymore?)…after all Bed Bath & Beyond gives out free invitation inserts….lol

 

Post # 8
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3472 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I put a card with the website in the invites. Then, on the website was the registry info. 

Post # 9
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3265 posts
Sugar bee

Nothing about gifts in or on an invitation. 

It is not even polite to write “no gifts” or any variation there of.

It is not really a hassle for people to ask. Persumably you are inviting people to your wedding that you have an actual relationship with and will speak to before the date where they can ask if they see fit.

And honestly, these days people don’t even need to ask.  I usually just search on the internet at 1-2 key stores.

 

Post # 10
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This is a hot topic here and I’m in the minority with how I feel.

I will be including registry information within the invitation, like on a business card. I’ve never received an invitation without registry information and had no idea it was deemed taboo before coming to WB (I’ve concluded it’s a regional thing, perhaps). It’s unheard of by me to not include it. Since many of our guests do not have internet, including this on a website isn’t feasible and since many guests do not know my parents (who are disabled and unable to remember things or speak clearly) nor FI’s Dad and the wedding party, going with word-of-mouth isn’t feasible, either.

Gifts are a given at weddings and I see no problem with including registry information. As a guest, I’m greatful for the info and would hate to waste time hunting for registries or guessing about what the couple wants/needs.

If it’s something you want to do, then go for it. Sometimes, etiquette just doesn’t keep up with the times, and I feel this is one of those topics.

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