(Closed) Afraid I’m going to accidentally registry snoop

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m in the same boat. I have two showers in the next two months and I don’t want to ruin the surprise when I open the gifts because I already know what was purchased. I will care about this less for the actual wedding, but at the shower I do think the surprise will be fun.

The only solution I can think of is that if something needs to be changed or added, I’m going to ask my Fiance to do it.

I’m interested to hear other ideas as well!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

on a lot of registries there is an option to not see what is purchased already, try looking for a little box you can check or uncheck so that you don’t spoil the surprise

Post # 5
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We just registered yesterday, but I plan on snooping.  Can’t help it! 🙂

Post # 6
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

we have our registery at bed bath and beyond– it is all I can do to not log on and check it out– might have to check just once to see if I can find the option of blocking whats be bought.  thanks prttypancake

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t understand the big deal. When people buy stuff off our Amazon registry it arrives a week later anyway, as I discovered this week. You know you’re getting items you picked out – it’s not really a surprise.

Post # 8
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1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I didn’t even realize I should think about not looking at what’s been bought to keep it a surprise! I’m not a snooper, I’m a full out stalker and I fully admit it!! 🙂 So much fun!

Post # 9
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s possible to not check on your registry.  You need to make sure that things aren’t going on clearance and that there are still gifts available for people to purchase.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOVE registry snooping.  And I am 100% against snooping generally.  These gifts are for ME (yeah and him too) and it’s not an invasion of anyone’s privacy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My shower is this upcoming Saturday and I have been registry snooping all weekend long.

I actually had one of my bridesmaids change my password for the week so I can’t see who has purchased what until I go to the shower.

Macys and Williams-Sonoma both will tell you exactly who purchased what via their Thank You Card Manager and I always snoop and check that out.

Post # 13
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I actually don’t think very much of it – we registered for it, so it’s not really a surprise anyway, and theoretically, we will buy whatever is left over.  I don’t think it’s a problem!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I couldn’t say if it’s right or wrong but I can see why people do it. At some point, there will come a time when all you have left may be expensive items that some people may not be able to afford at all. People do generally shop last minute. So if there anything that you forgot to add (lower priced items for example) or if you want to update it for any reason, you need to know what is going on with it, so in that case snooping (for lack of a better term) is a good idea.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a full fledged registry stalker and I proudly admit it. It might ruin the surprise a teeny tiny bit but it’s fun to guess who bought what and then see if you’re right at the shower! At least that’s my view of it.

The main reason I stalk my registry is because I want to make sure I’m not running out of gifts in any certain price range. If the registry starts running low, I’ll know to add more stuff to it. I don’t want to overload my registry right off the bat so we tried to stick to things we really really needed and really really wanted (which is still a good bit of stuff) but our guest list is over 200 people so there’s a good chance I’ll be adding things before this whole deal is over with.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I snoop everyday!  There, I said it! hahaha

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