(Closed) Anyone else using Pinterest.com as a registery

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 31
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1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is the tackiest of tacky I have seen in awhile. Good grief. 

Post # 32
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Your OP says you “aren’t sure how [your] guests are going to respond to it” so these answers should be helpful with that aspect. 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

IceStormRed:  Regarding your tech support issue, when we had the old site, mods would delete accounts once a day. You may have to wait until tomorrow for the deletion. Not sure if they do it more frequently with the new site.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

…..and they don’t actually delete accounts. You can delete up to three threads that you started, but your account and all other posts will remain. It’s in the TOS you agreed to when you signed up for this site.

In the future, I’d be a lot more careful with what you post on the internet. Posting a link to Pinterest with your full names, banking information, and links to your Facebook profiles? Not a good idea.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

IceStormRed:  just be very cautious in the future, for your own protection. weddingbee is a public site, so any info you put out there can be stored in cache forever.

have you considered just doing the small registries and letting your guests that don’t find anything on them they want to buy, give you cash? then you can use that cash to buy whatever you want, including gift certificates or whatever else. 🙂

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Unless all 600 of your guests are avid users of Pinterest, this idea will backfire horribly.   Most of my guests were family friends, and the Amazon registry threw them off a lot….Most guests are frankly going to be adults with lives of their own, time that is tight, and won’t want to fumble their way around Pinterest.   This will cause a lot more confusion, rather than simplifiying things.  

Also…this comes off completely crass.  You said your parents are local buisness people and/or involved in local politics.  I can’t imagine that they would OK this idea. This would look reaaaaally bad on them.  You can’t dictate the gifts that people would want to give you….  I understand wanting to do something different from most registries, but this is a bit much.  Just because you heard of the idea somewhere does not mean its actually a good reasonable idea.  

Post # 40
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you said these are people who know you and like you.. so wouldn’t they know what kind of gift to get without pinterest?

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

IceStormRed:  Life isn’t a bunch of warm fuzzies. This site is actually about weddings, not sisterhood and support.. You posted an idea for your wedding, asked for opinions and you got them.

It would appear that the majority of people posting in this thread haven’t read the same article as you about Pinterest registries.. perhaps you can post it? Then there may be a discussion. All this is people giving you feedback and you whining that people aren’t being nice.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

IceStormRed:  i thought the same way before my wedding. people asking where are you registered, what do they want, etc. i got gifts at my shower, of course, but about half to 3/4 of our guests gave us cash at the actual wedding. *shrugs*

yes, deleting the link is all you can do, though it cant be wiped clean from the internet it is wiped from the Bee, at least.

Post # 45
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930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m also from rural Minnesota, and I had no issue having a normal registry.  (And I know the town you live in, because of your Pinterest, and my wedding was in a much more remote part of the state than yours).  If your registry is small or doesn’t exisit, you will get a lot of cash, then you can go buy what you want with it without coming off as “give me stuff for my vacation and spend 12 hours making me a personalized quilt”

Best of luck

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