(Closed) Registry information on shower invitations??

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What information should be included on the shower invitation?
    Just the event details : (6 votes)
    23 %
    event details and registry information : (19 votes)
    73 %
    event details and colour information : (0 votes)
    event details, registry and colour information : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Shower invitations do typically contain the registry information – and it’s perfectly fine because the invitation is being sent by someone else who is hosting the event for you.  General rule is that it’s considered improper when YOU are the sender and including the gift registry details.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree that shower invitations usually include registry information since the whole point of a shower is to ‘shower’ the couple with gifts.  It isn’t proper to include registry information in the invitation though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    MissAsB beat me to it. So, ditto what she said.

    Post # 6
    Member
    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think it varies family to my family. My family would be annoyed if I didn’t include info on the shower invites. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I agree that registry info usually does go on the shower invitation but it’s really no big deal if it didn’t.  People can ask the hostess or look at your website. 

    I’ve never heard about the color thing.  i don’t think i would want my shower hostess to include “my colors”, (not that i have any).  I don’t really think this is helpful for people buying gifts.  two green vases can have completely different feels and styles so the fact that it’s green is really not what makes it “go” with your home. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It is tacky to include registry info.  A gift should come from the heart.  A registry is for the convience of your guest.  If they want to know where you are registered they will call.

    However, more and more people are including registerys in the shower invites bc the host is saying where the brides is registered, not the bride saying buy me presents, and people expect this infomation.  These days less people use proper etiquette.  I got an email wedding invition last month.  If you do include your registry (or send out an email wedding invite) you probably wont offend anyone.  I was not offended at all. But you might offend one person, like your great-aunt Bertha so it is on the safe side not to include registry info.

    I agree that it also varies from family to family.  Some families wont care if you dont use old school etiquette.

    Post # 10
    Member
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’ve definitely heard of the colors thing… when I was younger and went to showers with my mom in the 1980’sbefore people registered for much else than china!  Smile  Because you didn’t have a registry to go off of, the invitation would tell you what color they were doing their kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc. to guide you in helping to pick out linens, etc.   I haven’t seen “colors” mentioned since registries became the norm.  I say it’s good to include registry info but colors are completely uneccesary.

    Post # 11
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    definately put registry info – shower = gifts (showering bride with gifts) so they are expected….

    the colors arent really needed if you register… they can kinda tell that you only registered for like …. red items or something.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Event info and registry info.  I’ve never heard of this colors stuff before, although people called my mom before the shower to ask what color my kitchen was.  It turns out people like to wrap gift cards and small housewares in dishtowels, so they wanted them to match.

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