@JoCoJenn: Reminders like this are so so SO very necessary. Sometimes the conversation on ettiquette takes a turn (it happens, that’s the nature of forum communication) and it starts becoming a “do or don’t” situation instead of a sliding scale. I got caught up in it like a foolish child. 😛
Yeah. Our invites had an “Information” enclosure. It had the address and password for our wedding website, and even specifically mentioned that lots of info including the registries could be found on the website. Now I feel like a dope for taking so long to design it! (I made our invitation suite myself.)
you and me both, sister!
lol. “You’re dead to me, Emily Post!” XD That should be on a t-shirt. 😛
Yeah, same here. It never even occured to me that it would be rude before I got engaged and started browsing wedding websites. It seemed convenient before. And I kind of like looking through people’s registries! I guess I kind of viewed it like a Christmas List.
hahaha! You had an amazing plan of attack! I didn’t even think about a QR code. 😛
I don’t mind if our guests don’t see the list, or care to see it. The problem was that they WANTED to see the list, and couldn’t find it because I was being coy by putting it on the wedding website (even though a link to the website was included with the invites) I don’t really care if I don’t get any wedding presents, or cards, or cash. I just didn’t want to annoy anyone. I came to believe that sneding out registry info would be annoying, but, ironically, my not including it obviously seemed to have been waaaaayyyy worse for my guests. 😛
Oh my gosh, I know! I am a sales and clearance girl to the core (and honestly, everyone I am related to is. :D) So I removed my Dillard’s registry because you can’t register for an item unless it is full price. BS. I ended up getting rid off ALL of my physical store registries (excluding Target, because my autn specifically asked me to make one) and just made a registry on Amazon. Everyone is well aware that I put stuff on there I intend to buy after the wedding. Some of it is useful, some of it is funny. No one feels onligated to buy anything from it, I’m sure!
I’m sure that’s true. It’s a hassle to travel with a gift, both for the receiver, and for the bride and groom. We went with Amazon and chose only items with free shipping. We didn’t register for any china or anything, and honestly did choose things we want to get ourselves if no one gifts for us (and I honestly think no one is going to buy us anything from the registry) About 2/3rds of the registry is for items under $30. It was really reeeeeeally fun to make a wishlist with my Fi, though. 🙂 I’m glad we did.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Preach it, sister! I completely agree with all of it. 😀 I do love how if you post a topic that says “I’m going to a wedding, can I not bring a gift?” the majority of comments will go “you can’t NOT bring a gift! That’s tacky!”
makes total sense to me. 🙂
Yeah, I mentioned “registry” in regards to website info with out invite. Still didn’t help, lol!