Should I take my registry down until after the engagement party?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Member
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

Gifts as you may know are NEVER a required item (except for a Shower)… so as such should never be seen to be “front & centre” or asked for in any way.

They are most certainly not the norm for Engagement Parties… although when I got married the first time fresh out of Uni, and MY Parents thru an EParty for Family & some of their Friends (life long people I knew… Neighbours etc) there were some Gifts that did show up / were given.

Nothing overly fancy… but they were all very sweet.

The key was I thanked the person who handed them to me (same as you would do with a card) and put them aside to be opened later in private.  And I sent out Thank You Notes IMMEDIATELY afterwards.

And so it should be… a no pressure sort of thing.

So ya, I’d take down the Registry Link until after the EParty is come and gone.

And if someone should ask about getting you a gift, remember the old saying “Your presence is truly present enough”

(Altho in reality, if a family member of someone in your BP ever hears of such a Question they are the ones to pass on the info about where you are Registered).

On your Wedding Website, when the time comes the info should be really really basic and not glaring.  One sentence is enough… and the norm is no more than 2 places… and make them different, ie:

  • Department Store & Book Store
  • China Store & Sports Store
  • Big Box Store & Kitchen Store
  • etc

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 4
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@FutureMrsT1221:  Personally, yes, I would take it down until after the engagement party. 

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