Post # 1
Okay… I was naughty this morning and checked in on my registries. I’m wishing I didn’t, because I was so underwhelmed. No one has bought anything off of our registries since the bridal shower. So from May until now…zilch.
Other August brides..are you in the same situation as us? Maybe it’s a good sign…maybe we’ll get money instead? Ugh…I sound greedy, but there’s only a month left!
Post # 3
We are the opposite. We preferred cash but did a small registry thinking we wouldn’t get much of anything. Then people actually are buying stuff! I’m really surprised by this? I was expecting no one except those who specifically asked for where we were registering would buy from it… Unless they are and just bought a lot. We didn’t put expensive things on there. Max was a $80 dish rack.
Post # 4
Our wedding is on Saturday, and only about 90% of the things on our registries have been purchased. We are registered at Macy’s and Crate and Barrel. We are hoping for cash, so I guess it could be a good thing. Or maybe people will send gifts after the wedding. I’m not sure. But I agree– I was surprised at how little has been purchased.
Post # 5
Well, I spoke too soon! Like three things were purchased today!
Maybe the one month mark is when people start buying stuff! We are hoping for money too, so maybe it’s a good sign that we’ll get that instead of gifts.
However….I really do like gifts 🙂 So torn!
Post # 6
@napabridekelsey:Yep, I was surprised too at the lack of gift buying between the shower and now. I think most people are last minute though and will buy more a week or so before the wedding.
Post # 7
yeah, only a couple things have been bought off ours too since my shower.
just hang in there. i think most people buy stuff the week or 2 before.
Post # 8
I’ve been really surprised by lack of registry purchases since my showers too. We have 9 days left to go and no one has bought anything other than a couple gifts we got from people who can’t make it to the wedding.
I am getting a little frustrated with Target and Macy’s b/c so many things keep going out of stock and I have spent way too much time checking and updating both registries. It will be kind of sad if no one even buys from them! Although Fiance has been hoping for cash (instead of dishes!) all along.
Post # 9
Well I haven’t had a shower or anything yet, and our invitations only really started getting received last week (due to the postal strike), but so far only one thing on our registry has been purchased. We did get a nice cheque from my aunt and uncle who can’t make it though, so that was kinda nice.
The pot set that we registered for has been discontinued, which is kind of annoying. We weren’t really expecting anyone to buy it for us, but still…. now we’ll have to find a different set.
Post # 10
@jenniferstuart: I TOTALLY know what you mean by updating the registries! I’ve had to check it about once a week to make sure that nothing went out of stock.