Registry Problems….

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
7911 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

kaitlyn.e.geiger:  I think youre fretting wayyyy prematurely. If youre having a shower, everyone will come with a gift. Its the point of a shower. Lots of people put this stuff off till the very last minute.

I suggest you decide to stop worrying about not getting enough, and focus on gratitude. View all gifts as bonus funsies, cherry on the getting married sundae and you wont be disappointed.

Post # 4
585 posts
Busy bee

We had a shower in July and only 3 or 4 gifts were purchased the day before the event. I was selfishly annoyed. The day of the shower, everyone came with a gift from the registry. Everyone had either waited to buy THAT DAY, or purchased a gift from our registry from another store (cheaper, more convenient, whatever reason.) Sometimes even the store F’s up and it doesn’t show up as purchased. Target and BBB are bad about that.

Don’t worry about it!

Post # 5
11598 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most people will purchase gifts right up until the hour of the shower. No need to worry!

Post # 6
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

kaitlyn.e.geiger:  Your’e not a terrible person. It’s normal to feel excitement or disappointment when it comes to your registry 🙂 This is a great time in your life and emotions run high. However, keep in mind that people usually buy gifts at the last minute (usually on the day of the event.) I was freaking out myself when I was watching my registry before my shower. But on the day of, I got plenty of gifts. Just relax, everything will work out great and you will be showered and pampered on your big day 🙂

Post # 7
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dude, I definitely buy my shower gifts the day of the shower – maybe the day before if I’m feeling extra responsible.  I wouldn’t worry at all about it.

Also, this question comes up a lot, so it’s definitely not just you and me.

Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

kaitlyn.e.geiger:  I just had my shower this past Saturday – most people wait until the last minute to purchase a gift. A few people went off registry or purchased items at a different store. I wouldn’t fret about it because you will be showered with gifts and love, I am sure!

Post # 9
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a shower this coming Saturday, and have been seeing that some items were bought right after the invites for it went out… but now have slowed. Plus, I have text alerts set for our JCP registry, and out of the 10 alters I’ve gotten (probably all towels!), it only reflects that 5 things have actually been purchased.

I’m with everyone else, I usually wait until right before and have a game plan for buying their shower and wedding present at the same time so it’s done… and usually a day or two before the shower too.

Post # 11
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

People always wait until the last minute. I wouldn’t worry about it. The only time I’ve ever seen people not buy off the registry was my SIL’s shower…but I’m 99% sure that’s because everything was ridiculously high priced ($300 waffle maker anyone?).

Post # 12
262 posts
Helper bee

also remember that gifts are not required, its a bonus.  be happy to celebrate with people that love & support you.  

Post # 13
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

one solution would be to stop checking your registry. then you can be pleasantly surprised if people do show up with gifts and you don’t stress yourself out for no reason.

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