(Closed) The idea of registering scares me more than the zombie apocalypse : /

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

1. YES! People will buy you things!! (I know, sounds greedy…but you get to do this once in your life…)

2.  I’m getting married June 2012 and I started very early but am taking my time picking out stuff.

3.  Fine china, regular china, kitchen gadgets, towels..things we will need that I don’t already have.

4.  Totally, that’s part of the fun!

5. I haven’t told anyone yet, I’m going to put it on our wedding website and then put the website on the save the date maybe.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

People expect registry information to be in the bridal shower invitations (since the purpose of the shower is to get gifts), but not in the wedding invitations.  So if anyone will be throwing you a shower, you’ll need to be registered well before then and give the shower host your registry information to put in the invitations.

If you don’t expect or want any showers thrown for you, the registry isn’t that big of a deal.

We registered for some things we didn’t exactly need, but we stuck with things we knew we’d use.  For example, we took the opportunity to upgrade our everyday dishes and cooking utensils, even though we already had an older set.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

1. No, not really but it is a great idea. I would because it is less likely people will get you stuff that you absolutely hate.

2. I Registered a few months ago but that is just because FI is going to be gone until just before our wedding. You could start now or you could wait a while 🙂

3. I registered for all sorts of stuff. Towels, dishes, silverware, cups, small appliances, some bedding and a few decoration items.

4. Sure did! It was mostly needed items but I threw in some things like vases, calndle holders and other stuff like that.

5. I have told people and I will probably put a little card with my registry info and/or our wedding website into the invitations since we won’t be having STD’s.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@SouthernGirl:  In that case just create a small registry, and if anyone asks you can tell them where the registry is at.  If you have a wedding website, put it out there too.  And don’t stress too much about what you put on the registry, the worst that could happen is someone would buy it for you.  Laughing

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You don’t have to register, but it’s helpful when you’re planning to have a shower.  If you’re not, then don’t do it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

  1. No, I don’t think it is necessary to register (and I’ve been to some weddings where they haven’t). But, it’s nice, and some guests really do appreciate it. Others couldn’t care less, though 🙂
  2. I started building my registry about 2 months before the wedding (1month before the shower). Kinda on the late side.
  3. What types of things did you register for? – We already had many of the kitchen and bedroom items that we needed, but they were many years old/scratched up/mismatched/could definitely stand an upgrade. We asked for good quality new dishes and pans that would last us for many years in the future, to replace the old ones.
  4. Did you add anything that you really didn’t need, but wanted? Yes, we did, though we did try to make the registry balanced in terms of having many low-price items even if there were a few higher priced items.
  5. Did you tell people or did they just figure it out? We had the registry link on our wedding website, but that’s it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It’s ok to have a registry if you’re not havng a shower. Many people buy weddings only for the ceremony. Also, many people hear by word of mouth. I know that I put my website on my STDs, but I don’t know that anyone has looked at it, or ever will. We’ll see.

  1. Is it REALLY necessary to register? No, you don’t have to register. It’s just easier for guests sometimes to get what you want.
  2. When did you start building your registry? I did mine a few weeks ago, so 4 months before my wedding date. But you can do yours anytime. Probably closer to the wedding if you’re not having a shower.
  3. What types of things did you register for? I registered for all kinds of kitchen things, bathroom things, a few decor pieces… basically nice things that will last a lifetime.
  4. Did you add anything that you really didn’t need, but wanted? I didn’t really add anything I didn’t need because I wanted to make sure I got the things that I did need. For example, we were really exacited about this popcorn maker and quesadilla maker… but realistically I would be mad if I got one of those instead of pots/pans for the kitchen.
  5. Did you tell people or did they just figure it out? I haven’t told anyone except my mom. I’m sure her friends will ask her about it though. Plus it’s on my website if for some reason people wanted to visit it (I kind of doubt it though).

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You don’t have to register but some people will want to give you gifts instead of cash. My friend didn’t register and ended up with like 8 clothing irons so keep that in mind 🙂

If it intimidates you try doing it online. My FI and I did 90% of our registry over the internet.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

  • Is it REALLY necessary to register?

       Nothing is really necessary in the world of weddings except the officiant, and the bride and groom.  The rest is all just fluff.

  • When did you start building your registry?

          We started about 1 month before the first shower, around the time invitations were going out.  Up until then it was really a non issue.

  • What types of things did you register for?

            Household items mainly.  Even though we have a lot of stuff we are upgrading some of the stuff we already have and then adding some stuff we don’t really have yet.

  • Did you add anything that you really didn’t need, but wanted?

           I don’t think we really need anything we have on our registry.  I mean a kitchen aid stand mixer is nice, and will save my arm a lot of work, but it isn’t really necessary.Laughing

  • Did you tell people or did they just figure it out?

           We have told our families and the bridal party where we are registered.  We will also tell anyone who asks us directly.  But no advertising seems to be necessary.  In this day and age (young) people at least just search the usual suspects to see if people are registered.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@SouthernGirl: Not at all!  It’s totally up to you if you want to register or not even if you don’t have a shower.  You’re not committing a faux pas either way.  Not everyone gives you money at your wedding, some people still purchase gifts.

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