(Closed) a week and a half til wedding and no one using registry!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
13903 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard people are notriously bad last minute shoppers for the most part! 

Post # 4
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe you’re getting  a lot of cash gifts! Then you can complete your registry on your own.

Post # 5
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I bet the store/people aren’t marking off the gifts, or your getting cash.

Post # 6
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our wedding date is not to far from yours.  32/240 items have been purchased from our BB&B registry, but all but 5 of those were purchased recently– the rest were shower items.  Our 16 item amazon registry is completely untouched. So yeah.. 5 gifts for our wedding in 18 days.

Two explanations- your guests are bringing cash/gift cards, or they are picking up items from physical stores and bringing them to the wedding.  Most of our guests are unmarried and don’t realize what a pain in the ass it is to haul a car full of gifts home. 


Post # 7
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@peachrosebride:  Don’t stress! Like 

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@abbie017: said, most people wait till the last minute or even after the wedding to buy gifts!

Also, a lot of people will probably be giving you cash. Be thankful for that!

Post # 8
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmm, it’s hard to say. Sometimes people are funny about gifts. I always buy off people’s gift registries and I always buy EARLY so I have the most selection available. Maybe everyone is a later shopper or planning to give money (which you can use to buy the items you registered for)?

Like abbie017 said, I once worked in a cooking store and we had people buy a gift between the ceremony and the reception! No wonder they were in such a hurry! Surprised

Post # 9
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I only had like 4 purchases off the registry at 2 days to go.  There were quite a few more who bought on the last day before / day of the wedding; and we got several gifts that were ordered and shipped to us while we were on our honeymoon.  

I also had a few guests that bought registry items, but not directly off the registry.  

Don’t stress about it.  People will gift what they choose. 

Post # 10
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have literally waited til the day of the wedding to purchase gifts at every wedding I have been to. On the other hand, I only receivd 5 gifts from my registry so maybe you just won’t be getting many.


Post # 11
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m right there with you.  Our wedding is in 12 days and we’ve gotten 3 gifts since our shower.  Nearly all of the items on our registry must be ordered (Amazon and our items at Macy’s are things like crystal that aren’t kept in stock).  Also, unlike MrsBroccoli, we’re the last of our friends to get married, so they should know what a pain dragging gifts around town will be.  I’m not ungrateful, I just don’t understand what’s going on since others have told me to expect the UPS man at my door everyday during the weeks leading up to the wedding.

Post # 12
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have avoided looking at our registry all together. If we get something on it than yay. If not hopefully we like it or there’s a gift reciept so it can be taken back. With a week and a half left til the wedding I can’t think about the registry.

Post # 13
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Most things purchased off of our registery happened within the last 3 days.  We were terrified that tons of people were going off script (small condo, no where for bonus things).  

You can probably expect lots of gift cards, cash, and last minute purchases.  

Post # 14
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i just went through the same thing!!


and guess what… we got LOTS of gifts! Granted, we got more cards with cash and cheques (no wedding debt, yay!!) but we also got registry gifts. They had been purchased close to the wedding, so we kept getting deliveries almost every day for two weeks after the wedding.

We also got some very beautiful and sweet hand made gifts. The generosity of our guests overwhelmed me. I hope you have the same experience! but remember, you’re not doing this for gifts… right? 😉

Post # 15
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Gah! I am so worried this will happen to us. 

I don’t really want to do a registry, I actually want to ask people for donations actually…

In any case I am going to register at one place and I am still worried people won’t get the items asked for and give us useless crap. No offense.

My M.O.H was really helpful though she told me that if we do get something we don’t want that people usually leave the gift reciept with the item so you can return the items you don’t want and get money for it instead. 

Post # 16
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got a lot of registry gifts for the shower. I think we only got 2-3 for the wedding, the rest was mostly cash with a few “uh….thanks?” gifts.

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