- 5 years ago
I have a few questions about registries.
First, we are sending out our wedding invitations which include the URL to our wedding website. We are both really busy right now– I’m in law school and my fiance is a first year professor, and just have not finished setting up our registries. Would it be better to put “coming soon” or something like that in the Registry section of the website, or just not include a registry page until we’re ready? “Coming soon” seems a little presumptuous of us, but leaving it blank will I’m sure lead lots of people to wonder about how to find registry information.
Secondly, I really want to “register” with some charities that are important to us. All the Wedding Planning Books I’ve read say “great! But you must also register for some traditional items.” I guess that’s ok… and we could use some dishes, but I sort of worry people will feel like they’re being asked to give us a gift AND give to charity. How can I avoid this? I was thinking of just not putting any kind of explanatory blurb at the top because I worry it will come off like “please give to charity, but if you want, also buy us a plate”, but instead just putting the link to our traditional registry (if we have one), as well as links to the donations pages of the two charities. Since people don’t feel compelled to get gifts from EACH place a person is registered, I thought that just not having a blurb at all might make it clearer that we DO NOT expect a double gift. Thoughts?