(Closed) When are you registering?

posted 8 years ago in June 2010
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m getting married at the end of July next year, so not too long after you but we aren’t planning on registering until probably March or so of next year. If you register too early, you risk having things on your registry dicontinued or changed by the time your guests get around to looking for them.

Also, unless you’re planning on having your bridal shower fairly soon, guest probably won’t even really be wanting to know where you are registered yet….in my experience most people don’t buy wedding gifts months in advance!

If you do decide to register soon though just make sure you check periodically to make sure everything on there is still available at the store.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we registered 8 months out, just because we did have some family members that kept bugging us because they wanted to buy us an engagement present, and who am i to argue?! i keep checking every once in a while to make sure that it’s all still up there, and so far so good. i don’t think it’s that big of a deal, if some stuff is deleted i’ll just go back and find something else to replace it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I always heard that you can’t register TOO early. What I’ve been doing is registering for things I know we would like (online) but not releasing the registry to the public for viewing yet. This is nice because you can keep working on it when you have time and think of things, but you can go back over it right before you make it public and make sure things aren’t discontinued, seasonal, etc.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I registered right before I sent out my STDS (9 months in advance). But Cesar and I moved into our house a year ago. It is a row house in Philly that he bought and refurbished, but turned into a duplex, so we live in the first floor apt. I absolutely love it, but it’s a small one bedroom apt, so we don’t need anything here. A friend of mie said she un-registered for everything a month and a half before her wedding so she could get less gifts and more money, is this ok??

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

we registered a few weeks ago bc i was really itching to do it, but i dont think i am going to load it up onto my website right away.

we are sending save-the-dates out soon (just got them in the mail yesterday), and since we don’t have an engagement party planned or a shower coming up or anything like that, i thought that putting that information up on the website now just seems like it sends the wrong message. im probably overthinking it, but that’s what im going to do.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are actually registering this coming weekend!!!! I’m super excited! We are going to register at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond so I think that we are just going to do Target this coming weekend! 🙂 We have about 8 months til the wedding!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been wondering about this!  I was thinking of starting the registry process once it hits 2010.  Is that too late?  Also, I was planning on mailing out STDs in December or January.  Am I totally off on my timeline?  I’m not having an OOT wedding and it’s not on a holiday weekend… so I figure that will be ok, right?  Wink

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I already set up our registry and added some things to it bc FH’s family is throwing us an engagement party in November.  I’ve also been rediculously early with a lot of things (sent out STD’s in July) so I might not be the best one to listen to on advice about timeline stuff…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have also set up my registries already.  Mainly becuase my family will soon be hounding me about what we want for Christmas and I can never come up with stuff.  I hate gettting random crap we don’t need.  So this year I can tell them all to just look at the registries and get stuff from there.Laughing

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I set up my registries super-early.. think August of this year. People wanted to know since we were having an engagement party. And it’s really not too hard to keep up with in regards to things being discontinued, if you’re like me you’ll want to update it or check it every now and then and you’ll see if anything is gone! 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re going to register next summer sometime, after we’ve sent out our STDs. because i am living 14 hours away from my family, my shower may be months before the wedding. plus i can’t wait to register it’s going to be so much fun!! doing the math, we’ll be registering about 9-10 months before our wedding 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Unless you’re having early showers or an engagement party I’d caution against registering early unless you plan on going back a few times… we registered in March as our save-the-dates went out. We’ve been back THREE times to updates items that have been discontinued or were seasonal {like our bed linens, I had no idea linens were seasonal!}

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I plan on registering in January. We already sent out our save the dates about 3 weeks ago.

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